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Ian Prior and Mark Levin Analyze Collusion Between AG Merrick Garland and NSBA

Mark Levin

01:24 min | Last month

Ian Prior and Mark Levin Analyze Collusion Between AG Merrick Garland and NSBA

"Yeah again going back to Garland you know it was interesting when they asked him about this case and he said he didn't know about it but it sounds like a state issue No no what we're talking about is violating federal law title 9 perhaps more Meanwhile when we're talking about domestic terrorism what we're talking about is state law right State law things like trespass disorderly conduct Those are state issues The Department of Justice has its priorities all backwards because it's completely politicized by this administration And you worked at the department justice right I absolutely did Mark And I can tell you one thing that letter from the NSPA came out on September 29th and they were able to turn around and memo in two business days I mean those things take weeks You got to tell the U.S. attorneys You got to tell office of legal counsel obviously the policy You got to coordinate with other cabinets and departments that are involved Please that thing was done probably written well beforehand and given to the attorney general when it was convenient when they got that in FDA letter It's a complete inside job and the Republicans need to stay on this People by the way you can foia the United States Department of Justice and see the internally who wrote the memo who was responsible for the memo who signed off on the memo any other communications that took place too So I would just tell my audience you know hundreds and hundreds of you ought to pile on and file those frequent information act and fire them right into the Department of

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"us department justice" Discussed on Geek News Central

Geek News Central

03:23 min | 2 months ago

"us department justice" Discussed on Geek News Central

"Astronauts up there also. Hey and i don't know how many people want to do this but microsoft will let you control an xbox for the tv remote soon how many of you actually have an xbox still so the xbox series s x. consoles are getting more h. e. c. beecher's again you'll be able to control it with a tv remote since so you know slow news day. Google photos now ship individual prints directly to your door. It's always exciting. My daughter down in florida is a prolific photo taker. I've continued to hardly able to keep up with her and She posts so much stuff on instagram and facebook. The pictures are beautiful and going at some point. You make one of those nights albums out of them. it's just you know in in getting us up in. Google seems by the way to go. Because sometimes you just need to preserve those pictures on paper digital just won't do i robots ladies room but can detect pet poop and if it fails you get a new one. Well i've run mine through some doodoo before and Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. It's horrible but In cleaning it up is horrible but if you run your j. Seven plus through a pet owner official promise p. o. p. the company replace a vacuum and They clean up. But it's just gross. It really really is. It's really really gross so A cat sometimes miss the litter box and when they do. Oh my and especially. If the rumor runs it can be can be bad calories. Pass a bill that can improve conditions for amazon warehouse workers him. Abc several one will companies to be transparent about their quotas so that means that Amazon's gonna tell the production quotas are and give them detailed distractions of the targets that workers are expected to meet along with the repercussions of missing them. This is a good one because my understanding is. There's a mental amount of pressure for amazon packers to To meet their quotas and injury rates money. Amazon workers are pretty high in the workspace. So this is a good move i think. Us canadian gets eleven years for laundering. Money for north korean hacking group. And i think we talked about this guy. a do. Use a dual use. National has been sends a hundred forty months in prison for laundering of millions of dollars including funds stolen from a bank by north korean. Happen group. khalib alarming from mississauga ontario. I just distorted at pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering corning. Us department justice. He spoofed emails. Tricky university in canada university in canada in the first case the bills which looked like they were from a construction company. We're gonna meet your building project. Ask for payment of nine point. Four million dollars so Anyway the skies. Gordon jump or money laundering. Eleven years and Already covered that story. What's next. I think that just about wraps.

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"us department justice" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

06:13 min | 4 months ago

"us department justice" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"Read low point everything has changed now and yes in hindsight. I wish that had not become law when all end starts right now. Good evening from new york. I'm chris hayes. The coup came closer to succeeding than we ever knew. And we know that. Donald trump plotted with his associates to overturn american democracy. He tried everything he could to keep himself in power over the will the people in day by day we have been learning more about how comprehensive and how dangerous that effort laws. We did not learn the details of the single most damning piece of evidence yet until yesterday. And frankly i have to say. It's so damning and so on irving i've spent the last twenty four hours scratching my head in disbelief that it is not a bigger story because the document we learned about yesterday's should live in infamy in american history as he truly villainous text and if the acting attorney general at the time had signed that document it would have likely in the united states into the worst constitutional crisis. Civil war may have precipitated actual civil strife and violence. The document was drafted by this man. A man you should know. Jeffrey clark is his name. He is a million different ways. Unremarkable the kind of functionary lawyer that exists in droves in washington dc. You went to a good law school. He worked in a big corporate firm. Kirkland analysis you worked. In the george w bush administration back to kirkland and ellis came back to the justice department two thousand eighteen in september twenty twenty. He was put in charge of the. Doj's civil division near times reported that in december as acting. Attorney general. Jeffrey rosen and his deputy richard. Donahue were pushing back on trump's attempts to use the justice department to undermine the election they were unaware that mr clark geoffrey clarke had been introduced to president trump by a pennsylvania politician and the clark had told the president. He agreed that fraud and affected the election results. Basically he auditioned for the president and let them know the who'd be willing to be the trigger man for donald trump in his attempt to kill off american democracy in its present form that is not hyperbole. clark met with trump. He schemed with trump and he drafted the document. I talked about this letter. It's a letter. The georgia governor the speaker of the house and the president pro. Tem the senate. And it's drafted for rosen donahue to signs officially from the us department justice it says in part the department of justice is investigating various irregularities in the two thousand twenty election president united states. At this time we have identified. Significant concerns have impacted the outcome of the election in multiple states including the state of georgia while the department of justice believes. The governor of georgia should immediately call a special session to consider this important and urgent matter if he declined to do so. We share with you our view that the georgia general assembly has implied authority under the constitution. The united states to call itself into special session for the limited purpose of considering issues pertaining to the appointment presidential electors basically clark and trump teaming spell out what they want. They want the acting attorney. General and his deputy to publicly state. The election in georgia was too tainted by fraud to be trusted and that the georgia general assembly needed to use the power entrusted to it by the us constitution to simply come together and send their own electors to washington now. This would be a violation of georgia law but this latter is the part of justice. Telling them they do have the constitutional three to do. It would be a violation of the will of the george voters and the will of the american people it would mean the department of justice was literally signing on to the coup attempt in its official capacity. It would be a green light for mayhem. And we know from deputy attorney. General richard donahue's contemporaneous notes released last week. That trump was already pressuring acting. Attorney general rosen and donohue literally telling them just say. The election was corrupt. Leave the rest to me. The republican congressman. We know trump is pressuring republican. Georgia's secretary of state famously. Telling him quote. I just want to find eleven thousand. Seven hundred eighty eight votes but his key ally in this this guy. Geoffrey clark this previously anonymous functionary a guy that no one really knows but who is effectively. Plotting aku with the president. Okay so then rosen and donahue got this letter think no. They refused to sign a letter. We'll get this your ties reports. The clark meets with trump and his own. And then informed. Mr rosen the attorney general. The president intended to replace rosen. With clark who could then try to stop congress from certifying electoral college results. Clark apparently convincing trump to make him the attorney general so he signed that letter and again that letter being issue different addresses an act. That very likely would have precipitated. A crisis from which the country may not recovered. It would've put inordinate pressure on the republicans in the georgia general assembly again dominated by republicans a green light from the j. and they may very well have gone ahead. Appointed their own electors. Trump's to washington maybe other saints would have followed suit it would have thrown into a frenzy suddenly contested election. Even though there's nothing to contest it was very clear. Electoral result one man. What one one man lost ties. Reports donahue convened a late afternoon call apartments remaining senior leaders laying out mr clark. Efforts to replace mr rosen. Should mr rosen be fired. They agreed to resign. En masse when presented with that ultimatum trump seems somewhat. Swayed by the idea. That firing mr rosen would trigger not only the justice department but also congressional investigations and possibly recriminations rather republicans and distract attention from his efforts to overturn the election results and so he backed off and the gun. State holstered.

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Garland says Justice Dept. must be politically independent

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 10 months ago

Garland says Justice Dept. must be politically independent

"President Biden's pick to head the justice department is vowing to keep it free from political meddling Senate Judiciary Committee chair Dick Durbin says the department under Donald Trump became an arm of the White House US department justice became the trump department of justice Merrick garland says it would be different under him I do not plan to be interfered with by anyone saying president Biden's promise to stay out of decisions about investigations and prosecutions garland's expected to sail through confirmation but he is facing questions about how he'll handle politically sensitive cases like the federal tax probe into hunter Biden and an investigation into how the trump Russia probe began Sager mag ani Washington

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CBS News reports person of interest identified in connection with Nashville bombing

Atlanta Living

04:27 min | 1 year ago

CBS News reports person of interest identified in connection with Nashville bombing

"The name of a person of interest tied to the explosion that rocked Nashville on Christmas Day. Multiple sources say. Anthony Quinn Warner, a national area resident, had a similar make and model RV is the one in photos released to the public water described as a white male 63 years old. We're going live now to an FBI news conference from Nashville. I'm special agent in charge. Doug Corn, ask E. And then Mickey French. The special agent in charge of the FBI was a star. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms will also speak. Also joining us is Colonel Matt paired with the Tennessee Highway Patrol following the investigators update. Well, then hear from Mayor Cooper. At this time, I'll turn it over to United States Attorney Cochran Have known 2020 has been a tough year for Nashville. Started back in March with devastating tornadoes that we had the torch through some of our neighborhoods. Continued through the pandemic and the events of this past summer and now this Cowardly bombing on Christmas morning. Right here in the heart of our downtown. Yeah. When they haven't heard about Nashville use in the time I've lived here is that they're tough and they stick together as a team, and that's what we're doing now. And I want you to know that the team is behind me. And the folks that they represent are doing everything we can to. Find out what happened here to get the answers that you deserve. And to make sure that we're all safe. So One of the toughest groups of folks we've got here in middle Tennessee is our law, enforcement of first responders and nowhere in my experience in law enforcement. Has that ever been plainer to me and what happened early yesterday morning? 6 15 6 26 30 years. So on Christmas morning, Metro Nashville police officers just number of blocks north of here didn't run away from danger literally ran to danger. Vehicle that was announcing that it was going to blow up. And Metro Nashville police officers instead of heading in the other direction headed towards that. They evacuated that area got all the citizens out of there. I'm quite confident that their actions are part of the reason why there was less cost of life in this heinous act. Sorry. Yesterday morning we had a task force came together and it didn't No. One time thing. This is what we do all the time. The U. S attorney's office. We work together with our federal partners are state partners in our local partners. That's what immediately started happening yesterday. Teams of agents group together across agencies started handling leads its citizens are citizens were calling in. We've had over 500 leads and tips come in on every single one of those is being followed up by a team of investigators. That's the stage we're at in this investigation. We are still continuing to follow every lead that we have. On. We will continue to do so until we find out what's happened. We also have national resources here. The department justice, the acting attorney general has told me any resources we need. We can have the FBI and the A. T F have sent their most specialized bomb technicians here to Nashville. And as we speak, they are north of here, a number of blocks that he had a massive crime scene. Doing what they do. Doing frankly what they do better than anyone else in the world, and it's quite a challenge. Having been up there and seeing that scene, it's like a giant jigsaw puzzle created by bomb throws pieces of evidence across multiple city blocks. They've got to gather it. They've got to catalog it. They've got to put it back together and trying to find out what the picture of that puzzle looks like. But there's no one better to do it. Then the folks we've got on the ground here in Nashville, Tennessee, right now. So that's going on as we speak. The investigations of the Leeds was going on as we speak. I am Confident in the team. We have way will get to the bottom of this that we will find out the story of this individual or individuals. We don't know right now. But this this is ultimate Scrooge, who on Christmas morning instead of spreading joy and cheer decided to spread devastation and destruction. But We know how that story ends your Nashville. We're gonna stand together. We're gonna get back on her feet. We're gonna get our business is back up and running. We're gonna get our infrastructure and the cell coverage back up and running because that's what we do in Nashville. Thank you for your time. I

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"us department justice" Discussed on Newscast - Africa

Newscast - Africa

01:51 min | 1 year ago

"us department justice" Discussed on Newscast - Africa

"The affiliate podcast shows the stories of multifaceted Africans. One episode at a time, the podcast aims to uncover the untold stories of modern and millennial applicants based in various parts of the world. Each episode gives listeners an opportunity to learn and experience conversations that showcase who they are and global perspectives in our ever changing world fish also listen and subscribe to the Athlete podcast on spotify or wherever you listen to your favorite podcast. You can also follow at athletes podcast and all social media platforms. You're listening to the news at this hour on Africa Business Redo a United States judge in San. Francisco says she's not inclined to reverse a decision blocking the government from Barring Apple Inc an Alphabet Inc Google from offering chat for download in US APP stores US Magistrate Judge Laura Bela said at a hearing that she did not think in new filing by the US Department Justice Department changes the outcome or changes are analysis the Justice Department appealed bilas order to the nine seconds. Of Appeals Button ruling is likely before December. The Commerce Department order would also by the US transactions with ten Cents Holdings, we chat potentially making up stable on usable in the United States. That was the news at this time on Africa business reduce you can continue to listen live online at www Africa business, redo dot com all via our mobile APP I've been hourly. Thanks for listening..

Google's antitrust troubles

Reset

05:13 min | 1 year ago

Google's antitrust troubles

"After years, of scrutiny into big. Tech. Something is finally happening. Last year the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission open antitrust investigations of Google facebook Amazon and Apple. And now, a lawsuit against Google is likely to be the first real action taken against big tech. Joining me explain shrink Ghaffari a senior reporter here at recode. Hey, Seraing. Hey. So the Department of Justice is planning to file a lawsuit against Google any day. Now, what exactly are they claiming? Google has done? So we don't know the details of the lawsuit until it's filed, but we that generally, they're expected to accused Google of trying to disadvantage its competitors like Microsoft's Bing which another search engine by not sharing data with them and the data that other companies need to thrive. We also know that they're looking into their search advertising. So Google controls, a sale of both that toolset people used by ads as well as the actual space under the searches. So that could be accomplished conflict of interests at the Justice Department accused glove. So what exactly is at stake here? Google obviously, they're gonNA throw every lawyer and lobbyist and smart person they have their at this lawsuit but one of the stakes for one of the world's biggest companies. I. Mean the stakes are huge. This is probably the biggest existential threat to Google business right now because the most extremity would be to try to break up Google business and separate business from its other businesses the you can accomplish that that's right but. In reality, these kinds of cases are going to take years to resolve, and that's the kind of Microsoft. But just the fact that Microsoft was under the Lens of an antitrust lawsuit prevented it from being able to really dominate the Internet the way that that was trying to. Write. This is the antitrust lawsuit brought by government against Microsoft in the ninety s when Bill Gates was running the company and write a lot of people think that ultimately it it led to at least a momentary fall in Microsoft stature Christopher. There are spending so much time fighting the feds that's right and yeah, we saw Microsoft back author trying to bundle their hardware with their software in terms of browsers as aggressively. So, serene care about big fancy lawsuits or big tech companies scrambling behind the scenes and you just care about Google the product you use every day. What could this lawsuit mean for them? It's too soon to say for sure but ultimately could impact what you see when you type in something on Google right? Because if Google has to be fair to other competitors, they may have to make sure that when you search in, let's say a restaurant name that you're not seeing Google's reviews for that. Restaurant over yelp earn other company. We don't know this is going to end up going not far but that's just one example of how Google's competitors have said that if antitrust action were taken at a severe level that this could help consumers potentially because they would see not just the suspect Google wants to promote in terms of its own businesses when you search things but other players to, and we take a step back from Google specifically, we're expecting this lawsuit right to be at the front. Edge of a wave of new scrutiny on big tech companies that isn't just you know people yapping tweeting or complaining I mean, this could be the first of several lawsuits, right? That's right. A bunch of states may join onto this lawsuit They can also file independent ones so and you know several states have signaled to do that So this is just the beginning of Google's headache. They're also facing potential congressional action at a Democrat led House Committee is going to is is. Expected to publish a report about Google and the other big tech companies and their antique potentially anticompetitive practices this coming week as well. So just the beginning of people's problems on this front, right this feels to me like the beginning of a new era were. It's not just complaints and talk, but now we actually have real punitive action if the department justice wins this lawsuit could Google look like in a couple of years tell me about what the worst case scenario for Google is. I mean I will. I. Will Nuances with like. We are seeing the beginning of the beginning of action, but it is a very politicized action under the current DOJ and a lot of people think that the Jake is rushing this one out because they bill bar attorney general wants to get this out before the

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"us department justice" Discussed on Geek News Central

Geek News Central

06:53 min | 1 year ago

"us department justice" Discussed on Geek News Central

"So. This should make everyone. Think heavily about before getting for consumers. This has been worked out great for all of us. And again with third party sales, Amazon takes his cut right off the top regardless of seller cost and margins it curves none of the expensive researching in sourcing products and in investing an inventory and carries none of the risk the goods won't sell. Just as Amazon uses temporary gig workers. Dodge cost and responsibilities logistics operation. It uses third party sellers to offload the expensive inventory. You got to you've got to read this. And, maybe some of US will not be such big fans of Amazon. and. Maybe they are right for. Antitrust. Google zeroed in on. Congress zeroed on Google. Sunder piquet took huge heat from lawmakers. Everyone took fire in a variety of different methods, everything from Chateau banning to digital advertising to privacy practices to working with the military. Listen to this comment. One of the senators representative s whitest Google steel content from honest businesses. The lawmaker was referring to criticism the Google takes content from publishers and other websites which has led to accusation. It hurts competitors. The content is using prepared answers in Google search engine he replied. Instead of just providing a list of links. He said, I disagree with that characterization. Other lawmakers dug into Google including Matt Gaetz Republican from Florida he scrutinise Google relationship with China when he got a second chance to ask questions gates accused. Google. Silencing conservative voices comment. A common refrain among GOP members of Congress. Representative Greg do we also Republican from Florida brought up the theme of Anti Conservative by? He came back and said there's there are more conservative voices than ever on Youtube. That was his reply now let me tell you something. Silencing voices. Is. Not. Just. Conservatives. If you don't fall and and I gotta remember everyone this is my context on this. I talked to hundreds of podcasters and businesses every year. And reason many of them start their podcasts is because they've been chatel banned. The content has been silenced has been put aside and they're trying to take back control of their messaging and their content, and because they put something on facebook, he gets taken down or people never see it. It's not just conservatives. It's far left. It's it's an all kinds of groups. If you don't fall in the middle in this middle whatever that middle is right left right. A center left center, whatever it is whatever you if if you are in these. Social Media. Platforms. I hear every day. I hear it every day. So. After all, it's decant. It's impossible. Remember. All takes his a programmers little tweak of code among millions of lines of code to cause something to skew. Off takes his a search engine tweak the caused thanks askew of seen it a Geek N- essential hundreds of times. Ranking number, one, number two. Then all of a sudden I'm on the second page what did I do I didn't do nothing they made a tweak. What did they tweak while they tweak something Pages fast. Content, is relevant the content above me doesn't look as relevant you just never know. And some of it may be on non-intentional but. It's the way of the Internet. And Lots of questions asked by. The CEO's. Now, we know the Google's in the most danger of antitrust action. Renault that the US department justice investigation, Google's madge massive digital advertising business, and they control the whole stack. It's insane. I spent a lot of money on digital advertising in I don't use third party companies. There is no third party companies. I use Google system. To advertise on their system, they control the pricing they control the click pricing. Thousands of dollars. Thousand tens of thousands of dollars goes out my business. I have no control of being able to advertise other places. And of course, Google Android smartphone ninety percent of the space it goes on and on and on. So where's this GONNA lead we'll see we'll see where this leads the apple folks took some heat. So did facebook course. But I didn't get to watch the. The hearing. But these the tools we use in these companies that were dealing with. Dan says a quit using Amazon as much because ups in my area does not deliver anything from Amazon anymore because the Ford, it all to USPS or at least here where I live. They use their own delivery. We have Amazon Amazon trucks deliver stuff. Or does stuff comes here to the opposite USPS sometimes ups? It's all mixed. Or. Let's move on. Nasr's life hunting Mars Rovers. Officially, on its way, the Red Planet had launched today I did happen to catch I. Don't know why didn't know what was going didn't realize it was going happen to have something on social. I saw some some pop up a win over and I was like thirty seconds before the launch and watch it got space but being bought a boom suppressor variances mission is to find out Mars hosted life some three point eight, billion years ago. So it's on its way and sometime in early February. Eighteenth or so and twenty, twenty one. The the new rover will Have it seven minutes of terror. We'll see if we get another one on the planet..

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"us department justice" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:32 min | 1 year ago

"us department justice" Discussed on KQED Radio

"To be a little bit different process may be a lot different process for how they handle that as opposed to an SRO who may be serving as a filter against arresting one other important piece of data that we all have to keep our eyes on is the data around juvenile arrests in this country are out we just got the two thousand eighteen data from US department justice last week and that shows a significant downward trend across this country enjoyable rest from nineteen ninety six through two thousand eighteen R. as a significant decline from around two point five million to closer to six hundred six hundred and fifty thousand that's a pretty significant drop in for a second okay to do that drop is been used as an argument on the other side that is who's a twenty nineteen ACLU report to sedation why fourteen million skin schools with police but no counselors nurses psychologists and social workers so the argument goes if you have a reduction in crime maybe you could do much better in terms of impeding this kind of behavior by hitting behavioral experts as opposed to police officers but I'm coming up on a break and I want to give listeners involved in this and I want to hear what your thoughts are those of you who are listening criminalization of students school to prison pipeline or maybe the best notion of having a supportive environment and having behavioral experts as opposed to either independently hired police officers or SROs you can join us on invite you to do that now and be part of the program and you can do that by dialing.

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"us department justice" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

05:16 min | 1 year ago

"us department justice" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"All right let's keep it rolling here as we head toward the nine o'clock hour we're gonna try to get everybody in here we got full lines let's go right off to Dennis Dennis welcome you are next on nights a dentist right ahead where you calling from Dennis all right Dan and I'm not going to watch the Dan how are you considering that you're not you when I've met the president messages the sociais tional professional law enforcement and I wanted to call you what we have world organization about sixty current former and and retired police officers as well as approval justice educators and we had devoted to the idea of trying to professionalise policing here in Massachusetts the last three four years I am very much aware of who you are you go right ahead yes we I should we should a statement today that is fully supportive of the end of the investigation into the Minneapolis police a police situation and as far as we're concerned there is some very significant issues with that that I don't think any professional police officer or police administrator I can walk away from the the president was not restrain the president was not act he was restrained he was not actively resisting there was no control problem the officer put his his knee on his neck which is basically against every every professional standards for controlling a president so I will I personally found the thing horrific and it brings us to the number one issue when that is the issue of police reform and I wanted to the other thing that bothered me was in different attitude I was almost I was repelled by that absolutely had sort of like a he will also he was proud of what he was doing yeah I did that was that was very shattering and in mice I thirty years I'm thirty is a mastiff was retired as a major I started I was in charge of training at the academy for for good two years I had a lot of St time it was alleged to have done is like a full line to tell me what is your group and we may have you on on a more you can always send me an email will consider me maybe doing something a little more in depth I just want you know we are working very hard to try to institute reforms in Massachusetts that have been increasing accountability increased training increased selection supervision all the elements that were missing in this particular situation there's no mystery to this there's a study done by the yeah you US department justice two thousand seventeen at the Cleveland Baltimore Chicago found the exact same thing no supervision no screening no training and then people wonder why does this happen by the way the police chief in Louisville Kentucky was fire tonight there was there was a shooting over the weekend in Milwaukee Dennis I gotta run to get six people I want to be a five more I got to get into before we're going to talk about it Davis you have my email is simply an den rand I hurt media dot com a hold on the line probably give you my direct email and we can I agree but I will do that thank you not hang on the line don't don't hang up okay let me go to Jean and every team thank you for calling in credit Jean hi there near sentiment I wanted to say and and then we saw what happened to list the Floyd and Mrs and never happened it's a disgrace and Seth hello Angela then I'm sure that day will that police officers that whoever he is that evil sick man will go to jail and I think the others with him should have also not one to talk about right now mostly is the dangerous made him that I saw last night on television transaction and property stealing our political thing morning stores looting people's job police standing down and being hit with various objects and I was upset with the mailing the government is very passive statement today well I don't think the mayor was passive at all I I I listen to what the mayor said and I know people going to accuse me of defending my friend the mayor but but he was he was pretty outspoken today at least what I heard maybe heard something different okay well everyone has their own opinion absolutely and then we will get the mayor on later this week but I thought he was very he talked about people coming into our city I thought he was responding the way I would want to be he was criticizing people who would engage in that that last night he was standing up for his department let's do this we'll talk about this later this week maybe we can have you and I can have another conversation this I don't have his quotes in front of me but they were all I I do want a place to be able to protect us and not to have to stand down so much I couldn't breathe I couldn't agree with you okay yeah you know I couldn't I couldn't agree with you more and you know and it's really wonderful for mayor was his one pulled from a wash you ready I'm angry however by the people came into our city and chose to engage in acts of destruction violence undermining the message if we're if we are to achieve change and if we are to lead the change our efforts must be rooted in peace and regard for our community I want to thank the officers the Boston police department and all of the public safety agencies for their professionalism tonight he this was last night they're working hard as they always do to keep our city safe to treat our residents with respect.

"us department justice" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO

Newsradio 600 KOGO

06:13 min | 1 year ago

"us department justice" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO

"The mile at Lee Penrose it's a great question the issue of churches and you know it's a fundamental first amendment rights freedom of religion freedom of assembly those two things are linked up there the first amendment really is about our ability to protest and they've attacked that during the the covert nineteen crisis they've gone after us as it relates to our freedom of of some groups have not respected our freedom of press when we try to publicize things we're told we're not able to do that on platforms like Facebook or Google and then of course we've got churches shut down and nobody could have assemblies you it's against the law you'll be fine you'll be arrested if you engage in any of that so the police officers and some some states there were literally ticketing people in that part church parking lots Carl yeah yeah taking down license plates and you know putting rumble strips or you know the spikes up in some some parts of the country so the question here is would you go to a a religious service a church service if your church decided to re open eight hundred six hundred cocoa eight hundred six hundred five six four six a number of legal cases have been brought against governments across country but several here in California for the lockdown orders against churches Chula Vista Chula Vista church the South Bay United Pentecostal church filed a suit in the federal courts and now they're appealing it to the ninth circuit federal court of appeals will be joined by the minister of that church at five fifteen but last night the church is got a little bit of love they got a little bit of help from the US department justice the Attorney General William Barr as insane from the get beginning that he is concerned that the lockdowns are not constitutionally defensible they violate our freedoms the department justice will take action and so federal attorneys have now sent letters to California elected officials including the governor expressing civil rights concerns over the stayed home orders being enforced against churches and they see it as a central role in society your spiritual health is essential to people in the letter says quote this facially discriminates against religious exercise California has not shown why interactions in offices and studios of the entertainment industry and in person operations to facilitate nonessential e-commerce are included in the list of being allowed to social distancing we're telework is not practical well gatherings with social distancing for purposes of religious worship are strictly forbidden regardless of whether remote worship is practical or not it's a good point either got double standard here apparently churches are bad but all these other groups all these other undertakings are allowed to continue you can go to Costco you go to Walmart but you can't go to church it is one of the year is that it I I've been very critical of because the of the the separation from our families a separation from our moms on mother's day the separation from the kids and their friends and their teachers that's one thing that that that was won over reach but literally the separation from people from their faith and their and their faith community is a completely agree just call it it's really been the stabilizing for a lot of people and I think that that that's the biggest overage you you would've thought they would've help help the church gatherings sacrosanct no pun intended but that isn't it I mean it's it's blessed in the constitution yet they've they steamrolled over that as well a lower level judge US district judge Cynthia bash shot last Friday denied the request of the South Bay United Pentecostal church to re open that's why they are now appealing to the ninth circuit court of appeals what's so frustrating about this Lou Ann and I mentioned this in our three o'clock now that it's clear that the code nineteen challenge was not as grave as we were led to believe and that it's clear now that our elected officials holistically over reacted in anyone who you know Mister three o'clock I'll give you the the the shorthand of it we know they over reacted in California because take a look at Florida Georgia Texas North Carolina they opened up far earlier with very permissive standards and they have not seen a massive uptick in fact they've got low low rates of covert nineteen but back to this point one of the things we also lamented at three o'clock was not just the fact that it was overly zealous to do all the crackdowns in the shutdowns but those of us that disagreed with that had one opportunity basically go to the courts to ask judges to intervene to protect our constitutional rights and the judges slow walk the whole thing and so our courts failed us not just our elected officials failed us but our courts failed us through this whole process leaving us with liberties that were infringed upon and really bad public policy and the grand and know what's being held accountable no judges are being held accountable there's no court decisions of there's no accords are judges that refused to your case or they are judges that have refused your cases but they've not yet how their feet held to the fire and it's it's absolutely despicable but the day of reckoning is nigh all right coming up South Bay United Pentecostal church I will talk to the bishop there he's in the middle of this church lawsuit and the question is out there if your church decided to open up whether it whether not the state said so or not would you go attend your church services on Sunday eight hundred six enter code okay that's next on the mile reporters traffic and lower case thank you guys for me always sunny San.

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"us department justice" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

02:59 min | 1 year ago

"us department justice" Discussed on WCPT 820

"Taste out there's two of us in this house the don't like financial either is like eating what strong love your show you made us laugh thank you thank you thank you full of flavor listen Karen has abandoned me for that hold predict fresh melon argument as well Karen in Chicago I'm sorry but you know what we all want to be close to you sorry I just well you need to do you disavow pineapple done and been pre smelling fuel I will for you all right my my little melon baller go ahead don't you remember when the judge told asked prosecutors why they didn't charge plan with treason yeah so I don't know how we go from bath yeah you know after he confessed after trump said that he lied after pence said then he lied how do we get to this point and you know Barnes things that people are pressured to confess all the time if the only people that don't have the resources that plan had they don't have teams of lawyers yeah your people that you don't know how the justice system works and that it works against them yeah this is not the situation and I'm telling you we I have got to get rid of these people there was a dark day like it was a dark day yes and that's why we had Glenn Kirschner today because has ten justice is coming our our other legal and they'll cut you all yesterday I mean the idea that the justice department could do this you called it stunning it's pounced on on this is the collapse of the justice department is chock at night and others who work their new went on and there are tens of thousands of federal prisoners in jail right now none of them got this kind of review of you know scouring to find anything that might possibly be construed is showing his innocence I'm trickling out after they quite guilty on the rule of law if it means anything is the idea that justice is blind this is not blind places okay night this is a political and incredibly destructive thing to the rule of law yeah hi macaskill said ponder this for a moment the US department justice has now stated they don't care if you lie to the FBI right who's Justin Glenn classroom at because we're too and I'm curious how many criminal cases have been dropped off after a person pled guilty to lying to the FBI I was saying on probably it Robert rice says let me get this straight Michael Flynn's getting zero jail time for lying to the FBI undermining prosecutors and betraying the country what countless Americans are dying of coronavirus in prison because they were jailed on technicalities or parole violations yeah yesterday in justice for America right Orin Kerr said dot AG Barr's trump's new fixer no need to take the political hit the pardon your friend when your fixer can do the dirty work for you a sad day for the DOJ for one last one yes so trump doesn't need to pardon Flynn bar drop the charge to which when it played guilty just a foretaste of what a second trump term would be like the entire executive branch weaponized help from its friends punish his enemies and undermine the.

"us department justice" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

NewsRadio WIOD

02:19 min | 1 year ago

"us department justice" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

"Received two thousand four hundred and ninety two new positive coronavirus test results that pushes our statewide total to six thousand eight hundred and seventy six New Jersey seeing a spike just like neighboring New York four cases top thirty seven thousand in the south Louisiana dealing with the rising cases in New Orleans and Los Angeles is also bracing this is Alex stone in Los Angeles where mayor Eric Garcetti says this city is getting ready for many more coronavirus cases want to be clear the worst days are still ahead the mayor says the outbreak will not end here anytime soon that it still ramping up he's ordering more closures including Runyon canyon a popular recreation area house lawmakers on Capitol Hill set to vote on the massive relief package tomorrow Michelle Franzen ABC news that two trillion dollar coronavirus stimulus package was approved unanimously in the Senate on Wednesday we'll send gas to businesses and individuals to help keep the economy going during a pandemic most Americans who make less than seventy five thousand dollars a year will get a twelve hundred dollar check suffered a congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz says this is a start but there's more relief to come the last piece of legislation that we that we deal with a lot of stuff thank god that that will still need to be addressed going forward there's also money set aside in this bill for small business loans and expanding unemployment insurance for workers when the person the news radio six ten WYO deeply outbreak is costing businesses large and small big box but it's also hitting the state's public universities trustees getting an update today one figure estimates that the university of Florida alone will take a thirty three million dollar hit the World Wide coronavirus crisis isn't stopping the nation's top lawyer for going after Venezuela's president and other government leaders US department justice filing charges including narco terrorism drug trafficking and money laundering against Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro its defense minister the chief Supreme Court justice and a dozen others U. S. Attorney General William Barr alleges they conspired with the FARC to flood the U. S. with cocaine Maduro and his other defendants have betrayed the Venezuelan people and corrupted Venezuela's institutions while the Venezuelan people suffer this cobalt lines their pockets there's a fifteen million dollar reward for information on when Maduro leaves the country leading to his arrest Eric Rodriguez newsradio six ten W..

"us department justice" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

03:52 min | 1 year ago

"us department justice" Discussed on WCPT 820

"The difference where you stupid on skin stopped in your stupid orange prison outfit started stupid orange pumpkin is children will visit him in prison it will also be an orange we'll be asking price dead naked no no bell doesn't give a crap about him is his dad orange Julius Caesar mango he's like bell would rather his dad not be around saying top by Melanie money money money money money yes bottom money money money how are the how are Killian spiders doing their feasting I see there's a scene where she turns out to be anonymous go trump says he knows who it is yeah that's the final scene I early would you it wasn't me that to many has seemed to peace I couldn't stop they wrote the book in the shop and he typed it up with that many lakes you can't stop that many lakes guys it's Eric now hi this is Eric we can buy any of bill bars be yes US department justice told has told its political opponents in the Democratic Party that they may use controversial dirt dug up by Rudy Giuliani in quote ongoing matters I okay here's the only thing I tried was about it was that Matt Miller and Glenn Kirschner saying to us that in terms of the courts are holding are usually all eat in part I think that's true the only thing we haven't gotten to yet thank god is that if they obviously had no evidence on Andrew McCabe on Hillary Clinton so despite his screaming we got to the part where their manufacturing evidence and but word and you know the part of banana Republic whether literally imprisoning people and nothing you know I mean there's like some guard rails are holding for the moment right now all for now is crumbling all right democracy is is fading away like a summer tan and seen okay scene for democracy thirty seven minutes after the yeah we're burning daylight people right Carlos as they say in the brain they like movie business you better vote smart yeah but I guess in the darkness burning daylight people look alive my my accuracy no I don't know thirty eight minutes after the hour this portion of the show Bucky balls on the socks going going gone I'm gonna get a hiking ones and the running ones and I can't wait because they got they haven't for everything basketball tennis running golf hiking cycling whoa I'm I'm doing a a cycling and hiking weekend this weekend where what cycle hike yeah I'm I'm a biathlete don't hurt yourself I put the buy and buy a new bike the hike circle okay hike and cycle okay Bombus are just great socks for a great price and they are great humanitarians for every pair you buy they donate a pair to someone in need right yes we were talking about the homeless problem out here in LA this is a I I and because we're liberals were like at help them don't linger in the in this is what Bob is almost was founded on this is this is the number one most requested item in homeless shelters and so we do a lot of hard this is baked into their company as we are doing is that is they are they are hardening discomfort with your feet thank you Carlos yes arch support no seems whoever thought of getting rid of Siemens Bombus did what's it therefore seems are awful and they get near hammer toes okay just me I'm talking about me now like mail on your hang nail their genetic okay go to Bombay stock comes you were talking about the variety they.

The Hill criticizes, but does not recant, Solomon articles

Dennis Prager

04:55 min | 1 year ago

The Hill criticizes, but does not recant, Solomon articles

"You broke the news that the user but Chris Murphy and other democratic senators met with Zarif the foreign minister of Iran yes and that was my story that we published the federalist on Monday and I tried to get comments from European the other people and should be in there and they declined to comment but one secretary of state my coupon Hey addressed the meeting which had been not approved by the state department then finally Murphy admitted that he had taken part in a secret meeting in the hotel room of the three and that he's done it actually before too and mostly what I find interesting about this is that Murphy isn't as extreme critic of legitimate our conversations with people who are leaders of other countries so for instance when my claim the incoming national security adviser had a conversation intending to de escalate the situation with Russia with the ambassador from Russia Hey kids we act of mercy thought that it was treasonous says with a legal that it definitely needs to be investigated that it was a Logan act violation this is the view also shared by The Washington Post you might remember David Ignatius received that leak about the kids react on call and put out an article about how it is legitimate to think this was the Logan act violation the department justice pursued Logan act violations that happened with the pretext they used to go interview Flynn you know and when was the incoming national security adviser to doing exactly what you should have been and in fact she's been doing with more people were as Murphy is a strong opponent of our current policy toward Iran he has some questionable ties to redeem undead or supported groups and he was publicly opposing our policy the same day that he had this meeting and yet he wants to say that what he did was perfectly fine I'm I'm sure I'm speechless because it's so obviously inconsistent hi is anybody coaling Murphy out on this and were there other senators present the others who were reported to be there any information kinda came because other European countries knew about this meeting even though the United States did not in the state let's not talk about it but some of them are other you know senators were there like men that van Hollen is reported to be trying to get into the meeting on the th and clear if he actually make it into the meeting or not but also reported to be John Kerry who has previously had such woke interactions with Iranian regime leaders and Murphy's defense of what he did with that he sits on the foreign affairs committee he's a senator Hughes and a co equal branch of government he has the right to do this well that wouldn't explain John Kerry being there and so while he was somewhat transparent or claim to be transparent about what they talked about he hasn't been transparent about who else is participating and so we definitely need to know more about well established events that it's a co equal branch of government does that negate the login law violation well first off you know there's a difference in being co equal branch of government and doing your own foreign policy don't lie in the states so I'm asking is is settled is it a an illegitimate defense then well I don't personally believe the Logan act is constitutional that new point was not shared by Obama department of justice or Sally eight Sir James yeah but for general Flynn a great great American all right ruined by on the basis of this right and so if you're going to enforce the login after use it as a pretext to investigate and destroy someone's life and bankrupt them and threatened with prison I don't see why it's okay to do it to Mike Flynn who actually got a legitimate function in right talking with his Russian counterpart but not to use against Murphy who's actually got some pretty problematic attachments with the Iranian regime and sent me water his problematic attachments he'd like to speak it the group then Nyack the national Iranian American council which is forty funded by Iranian regime leaders and started by so we can sell and it was very supportive of the Iranian regime and he was very upset you might remember when senator Tom cotton wrote a public open letter nothing secretive about it at all to the leaders of the other lines encouraging them not to do the G. C. P. O. a with with a bomb and reminding them that you know if it weren't ratified by the Senate with people work much he was so upset about that so they just it's very interesting what Murphy gets upset about and when he does

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DOJ won't pursue criminal charges against McCabe

WTOP 24 Hour News

03:59 min | 1 year ago

DOJ won't pursue criminal charges against McCabe

"D. O. J. will not prosecute former FBI director Andrew McCabe deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe although he was acting director for a while McCabe of course a frequent target of the president's tweets and this as we learn the justices taking another look at the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and of course all eyes got wider jaws dropped yesterday to hear Attorney General bill Barr tell the president to stop tweeting about his department in light of the Roger stone case and how many years that presidential confidante may go to prison for well it's now checking with Washington post reporter Robert Costa who is also the moderator of Washington week great to have you back Bob thank you so much right to be with you well so much going on here let's start with Michael Flynn the the the store your paper has that been reported today what's going on here between this is the in this investigation you see Attorney General bill Barr in a stand off with president trump about the integrity and independence about the department justice not only to Roger stone case from earlier this week and his sentence scene that led bar to give an interview to ABC news but now you see the department is making its own decisions on moving forward did it look at general flow at the lieutenant general Flynn and whether he his case was properly prosecuted if the Attorney General doing his own thing taking his own initiative about bar still has an uncertain future as the classes with the president right this is the the new set of arguments between the president and I one of the people that works with him what about McCabe could that be a big gear into irritant for Donald Trump it is in president trump facing a lot of challenges right now and because at one level you have an Attorney General who is defended him throughout the Muller investigation you have an Attorney General as The Washington Post reports today has passed outside prosecutors in this is in the deputy Attorney General's office in Saint Louis to review handling the criminal case about former national security adviser Michael Flynn and others political figures two on one level he's very much a loyalist to president trump but the the DOJ's refusal to prosecute McCabe the sentence scene of Roger stone earlier in the week has infuriated the president and you see HIM lashing out in this post acquittal phase of his presidency all right let's switch gears to the democratic presidential race and of course New Hampshire primary just few were few days past that now it's on to Nevada and South Carolina what's going on here with the front runner Bernie Sanders said how strong of a front runner he is he at this point he's strong winning the New Hampshire primary is no joke but it was a narrow win over former south and mayor Pete booted judge they now heading to South Carolina which was a tough state for Sanders in twenty sixteen secretary Clinton came back after Sanders beat her in New Hampshire if she came back in South Carolina but Sanders has made a lot of ground with African American voters in the last four years what really matters is not just South Carolina and the Nevada caucuses but super Tuesday in early March fourteen states will vote a huge amount of delegates will be awarded Sanders looks perhaps strong it's in the California primary estate full of progressives and liberals and his campaign feels good about that and and that the the fact that they feel like they're in it for the long haul finals two seconds here to talk about Joe Biden not dead yet by far especially if he does well in South Carolina but if his campaign flames out cannot be attributed to president trump painting him not as a great statesman or as a long time senator but as hunter Biden's daft that could be part of the factor the impeachment and the wear and tear but don't count out the Bloomberg factor as well mayor Bloomberg has been hovering over the biting campaign for months and that's only escalated in recent weeks as Bloomberg has spent millions in advertising in early states and he's seen a poll numbers rising now black voters in moderate voters in the Democratic Party have another option a well funded option and that's been a big problem for biting Bob good to talk again thanks so much thank you Washington Post Robert Costa moderator of Washington week airs tonight at eight on TV

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"us department justice" Discussed on Geek News Central

Geek News Central

02:03 min | 1 year ago

"us department justice" Discussed on Geek News Central

"Up the roles and how much each of those roles would cost and It's very very detailed. And you know when when they do a contract. They'll say. Oh you can have fifty engineers. You can have ver- twenty-five programmers. You can have a fifteen tech support people it just goes really in and this is how much those each of those positions are going to cost. I mean it's it's layers and layers and layers layers and layers of bureaucracy and a whole bunch of stuff goes into and really mean I have been involved in the IT making inputs to statement of works before on Federal Stop and it sucks it is no fun is no funded. Do the stop and Regardless of what any officials input was. It's all scored out so I just don't we'll see what happens here but I'm sure questioning in proprietary. May saying that right and but time will tell. We'll see what happens with their lawsuit. The United States charged four Chinese military members in the Equifax breach. Well why don't we make sure we charge some equifax employees as as well away the. US Department Justice said the four members of the People's Liberation Army and arm of the Chinese military charged with breaking into the networks of Equifax. This is specifically regarding the data breach happened in two thousand seventeen which it failed to announce until September two thousand Seventeen F. T. C. announced July two in two thousand nine hundred Equifax had a great agreed to pay. At least five hundred seventy five million and pensions essential after seven hundred million but anyway according to the nine count indictment handed down by grand jury in Atlanta for members of the Chinese P. L. A.. Long John You John. Yuji and Liu Li are alleged to have conspired a happy Quebec's computer says how they know they did this who knows but anyway they've been charged probably will not be visiting the United States.

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What U.S. Religious Liberty Means — Especially When It Comes To Islam

All Things Considered

05:02 min | 1 year ago

What U.S. Religious Liberty Means — Especially When It Comes To Islam

"The trump administration is made religious liberty a central theme of this presidency for example the US department of health and Human Services now has a conscience and religious freedom division the president has champion judges who have ruled in favor of people seeking religious exemptions to laws and just last month the White House strengthen protections for kids who want to pray at school as mood and is part of my dean is part of the inclusive America project at the Aspen Institute she is also the author of a book on religious liberty called when Islam is not a religion she told me that president trump's focus marks a change from previous administrations there has been just a more pronounced public affirmation of the positive role of religion in American society the need to protect it often we hear from various government officials whether be Mike Pompeii or president trump or US Attorney General bill Barr or even just sessions when he announced religious liberty task force of the department justice is constant refrain about religion is under threat by secularization threatening forces but on on the left to the protection of religion and the protection of our religious freedom that has become a constant refrain what communities have benefited from the administration's attention to the issue or their religious communities that have essentially been left out yeah so we can then candidate Ted Cruz said that it was he called it the religious liberty of election and he said that it was ultimately about like the person who would be able to defend religious liberty the vast and president trump and Ben Carson I'm ricksantorum all got on the bandwagon said absolutely this is about religious liberty and we're going to protect religious liberty for elected president but at the same time as they were making the statement there also competing with each other to determine who could be the most discriminatory against Muslims whether it be present from suggestions about creating a Muslim registry or about banning Muslims from U. S. which as we know when he has before with that as well or be Ted Cruz's suggestion that we surveil Muslim neighborhoods in the aftermath he brought that up in the aftermath of a terrorist incident or ricksantorum saying that Islam absolutely was different from Christianity fee so that is not ours protected under the first amendment as Christianity is and so there was like this obvious hypocrisy so what you saw was a creation of a hierarchy of faith even within this world of law to me yes I even beyond just the creation of a hierarchy I actually saw denial of a song even being a religion that had access through religious freedom another suggestion that present from brought up during the campaign was to close down mosques when you create such as Turk disparity between types of things that you're willing to protect for quote unquote religion and then say that the most basic of religious freedom rights are not afforded to a particular group of people you know how exactly are you explaining that what's the logic there and it didn't take much to figure out what that is because unfortunately increasingly common talking point among many people in the White House and in that sort of larger network is that Islam is not a religion it is a dangerous political ideology and therefore Muslims don't have religious freedom rights can you think of a policy directive from the trump administration that on paper looks good for religious liberties but in reality has really only been and that positive for evangelical Christians more or less just one group well I think that even in the space of Christianity increasingly you hear this I'll cry from our progressive Christians that they feel that the way that Christianity is being defined and champion tends to only happen from this particular angle and of course a constant concern in the context of specifically the sexuality related culture wars is that the rights of LGBT individuals including all your between the visuals of faith or people who hold different positions on abortion contraception from real religious standpoint are being undermined and to that end I think that is has to come from an understanding that religious liberty is not in some way just to safeguard for traditional religious beliefs it is a secret just for beliefs of a wide diversity anywhere they fall on the political spectrum and again the diverse religious spectrum and so what I hope for and I do see some movement on this for more progressive religious liberty groups to bring to the fore more progressive religious claims and say look religious liberty is for this too my concern is that if the rhetoric in the op in the enforcement of some of these policies continues to be only it's thought through in the frame of traditional religious beliefs then there will be other types of religious claims I won't be as protected I don't really have a concrete examples are not being protected but I do see this increasing sort of urgency from our progressive groups to be like what we have these claims to and because religious liberty protects the range and doesn't privilege one particular interpretation or another that are religious claims are also protected husband Jean thank you so much for speaking with us thank you as a dean is part of the inclusive America project at the aspen institute and the author of the book when Islam is not a

"us department justice" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

02:42 min | 2 years ago

"us department justice" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"To be prescribed high doses of substance by doctors were paid by insists some said the drug because their teeth the fallout I love the with memory loss some became addicted to the drug for years one woman said her family has been in constant agonizing grief because their daughter died of a drug overdose so whereas the judge to consider is other work developing treatments for aids patients and those with heart problems he requests leniency because of his age noting that that age seventy six of time is limited so US district judge Alison burrows said she took a Porsche AG can count but also recognize the harm caused by the company ultimately she said it was never clear exactly what role each executive played so she treated poor and two of his executives as cold equals at the top of this triangle so former insist CEO Michael Babbage sentenced to two two and a half years in prison on Wednesday Alex burl cough former vice president was sentenced to more than two years now all last year reached a two hundred twenty five million dollars settlement with the US department justice Dan it's criminal and civil probes and the company has filed for bankruptcy protection not sure if they will pay for they'll they said jurors were also shown they said that the trial was interesting I don't please visit insists made a habit of hiring attractive women as representatives to boost sales of the drug one former employee testified that retail sales manager once gave elected at a Chicago nightclub to a doctor in a sense was pushing to write more prescriptions jurors were also shown a rap video in which insists I insist employees dance and wrapped around a person dressed as a giant bottle of the federal spray prosecutors say the video was shown at the national sales meeting two thousand fifteen and it was intended to motivate reps to push it to the doctors so other pharmaceutical companies that produce meat oxycontin has faced suits but this is the iconic in that people are going to jail now were toward and if they did the stuff and they convince doctors and these doctors should get trouble than if they convince doctors right a medication that somebody did not neat and they became addicted.

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Top Democrat threatens legal action if intelligence chief doesn’t share whistleblower complaint

All Things Considered

06:06 min | 2 years ago

Top Democrat threatens legal action if intelligence chief doesn’t share whistleblower complaint

"President trump tonight today that he said anything inappropriate to a foreign leader trump is defending himself because of a whistle blower complaint within the spy community that allegedly accuses him of doing just that a new Washington post reports cites anonymous sources saying the complaint involves Ukraine Congress has been trying to find out first hand what was said but they're not getting anywhere with the administration when the inspector general of the intelligence community Michael Atkinson testified before the house the agency watchdog refused to share that's frustrated California Democrat Adam Schiff he's the chair of the house intelligence committee I spoke with him earlier today and I began by asking him why the justice department is saying that he can't see the substance of this whistleblower complaint will be clear our frustration is not with the inspector general inspector general's actually done exactly what we would hope inspector general will do and that is review the complaint to an investigation determined to crack the if it's credible and he did and found it was and he also found it was urgent and then he refers it to the director of national intelligence who has a week to review it before they shall transmit to Congress when the director did not do so and didn't even inform us that he withheld the complaint inspector general came to our committee and said the process has broken down but the director of national intelligence Joseph acquire as you said it is part of his job to determine whether a complaint is legitimate right before he decides whether or not Congress even needs to know about it and he says the complaint wasn't serious enough to tell Congress about so why not respect that decision well that's not really the decision that he made the director has a week to review the complaint and then the statute says he shall provided to Congress along with any comments you want to add to the director can say I don't agree with the complaint or I don't think it's credible I disagree with the inspector general but there's no authority to withhold it from Congress the whole point of whistleblower statute was to give a whistleblower who sees misconduct an Avenue to bring that to. attention of Congress so there's no discretion here for the director and it's important to point out too that the director isn't saying this isn't serious he isn't saying this isn't urgent he's just saying that this is outside of the jurisdiction of my office and therefore I'm not required to transmit the complaint an inspector general disagrees with that vehemently he says it is clearly within the most important responsibilities of the director of national intelligence it's also clear that the director of national intelligence is operating under guidance that's been given to him by a bill Barr's justice department and they're not eager for Congress to get this information but I want to jump in on that because I can't there has been some historic question about the the division there between the executive branch and Congress it's been said from various news reports that the complaint has something to do with the phone call between president trump in a foreign leader isn't it the president's privilege to say whatever he wants to another foreign leader. no it isn't it's not prevalent the presence privilege for example to engage in criminality if the president were making a criminal bargain with a foreign leader he would be no more protected than your I and in fact the claim of privilege doesn't cover criminal or fraudulent activity and hear the whistle blower complaint according inspector general contains credible evidence of wrongdoing and so wrongdoing but you don't know if it's criminal we're still trying to figure out the substance we are trying to to determine what the substance is but we know this the inspector general found that it was an urgent matter that needed congress' attention and that met all the requirements of the statute and if any party whether it's the department justice or the White House or someone indeed who may be the subject of the complaint is able to deprive that deprive Congress of that information simply because they choose to then the whistleblower statute doesn't work at all I'm chills people from coming forward about that because you said earlier that you had some concerns about national security here and also about a protections for the whistleblower themselves are you worried that something could happen to them some action could be taken against them I am worried about it because the import of what the department justice is said here and this is why this is so destructive is that we don't think that this complaint qualifies for protection which means that the complainant doesn't qualify for protection so that seems to open up the door for any agency to retaliate against any whistleblower if someone in the administration decides they don't want to qualify for protection and that would of course undermine the whole thing which would mean that people vertically in the intelligence community who are dealing with classified information and and have no other way to report wrongdoing we have to conclude this process just doesn't work and some of them may go outside of the law to provide classified information to the press or use other means which is not what we want to and. courage we wanna courage the lawful provision of evidence of wrongdoing to the Congress so that we can take action one more thing we already know president trump speaks freely about security issues ready told North Korea how the US was watching their rocket engine tests he told the Russians about Israeli spying on ISIS he tweeted a photo from highly classified spy satellite what difference does it make at this point what can you actually do about it. well we can enforce the law and we're looking at the remedies that we have right now I think if there's a trial what ace well I I think there there are several but I think there's any case to get expedited court review in the form of a tear roll or preliminary injunction or men damos it's here where the inspector general said this is an urgent matter and were clearly affects national security but we can also look at frankly depriving the office of the director of national intelligence of funding when they come to us for reprogramming requests or other reasons until they comply with the law so we have financial leverage but the the fact the matter is that. I have the debate is taking and this is urgent and we need to get answers that chairman Adam Schiff of the house intelligence committee thank you for speaking with us

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"us department justice" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

09:53 min | 2 years ago

"us department justice" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"Today is national TI day targeted individuals and I figured it would be appropriate to talk about this because a lot of things have transpired with these red flag laws and the way they want to weaponize the psychiatry now in this country and how there are ways that you can make someone achieve cognitive dissonance with paranoia and stocking and all the things that come with being a target individual according to an official two thousand nine US department justice document release on stocking crimes in America thirteen point one percent of the three million three hundred ninety eight thousand six hundred and thirty U. S. citizens reports stocking crimes the United States department of justice stocky victimization survey in the year two thousand six alone they reported that they were being stalked by a group of three or more people so that amounts to well over four hundred and forty one thousand eight hundred people reported being subject to organize talking to the department justice survey alone in other words this report doesn't include all reportage organize stocking crimes the police F. B. I. in related authorities in two thousand six only those victims that happen to hear about and report to the United States department of justice stocking victimization survey in the year two thousand six in this official document adds irrefutable evidence irrefutable credence to the scale of organized stocking bits epidemic now and further proves a massive and widespread occurrence or come currents of the claims in the United States now mind you mind control devices and stocking every so advanced to condition the victim into submission there are simple things like a cell phone or they're simple things like a doorbell ring they're simple things like knocking at the door honking of horns by cars all of these things to wake you up in the middle of the night you're wondering what is at horn always honk at three in the morning why is that I'm always hearing this thing happened why is that person in the red shirt always walking down the streets I've never seen this person before who is this person if this person stocking make it you know we always hear of the electronic harassment there are other things so that would indicate that you're being stalked or you're being targeted doctor John Hall is with us tonight on ground zero and he is giving us the lowdown on what all of this gang stalking is in by Dr John holes a medical doctor he specializes anesthesiology's written some very good books on the subject matter Guinea pigs technologist control and a new breed satellite terrorism in America and and you know I brought that up because I think a lot of people you know I know that on my show I talk about all these what I would call black mirror scenarios where we're seeing how electronics are influencing our lives and then when we talk about electronic harassment we tend to think that well if I'm not anywhere near the internet of I'm not anywhere near this I'm not going to be affected that's not true is it now now that's not true I mean most a lot of this is satellite based in now that we're are done dealing five G. that's yourselves when satellite honor so you know five G. will be so many so many columns it's only towers that they'll be no escaping it but you're right on the physical aspect of this talking down to intimidate the victim of that is very common and it's like you said it's ringing the doorbell you know at three and four in the morning and then they leave or even just sitting in a car outside and this happens a lot member you'll have somebody just sitting in their car outside your home you know now I I live out in the country would be very obvious you have to drive a car road to do that to me but if you live in a normal neighbor and you see every night at midnight some guy pulls up at the end of your drive and sits on the curb in this car in you can call the police but the police can't do anything about it because as long as they're on a public roadway there they're perfectly within their right to do that but it still meant to freak you out and give you a state of anxiety another real common one is becomes a tell me well I I know they are on my house I could hear footsteps on the roof well I hired counter PI sexy surveil the domestic Gators that do this type of stock it in Texas so I did learn some of the techniques and one of the things that they would do is they would hire five or six people and they would come out at midnight to a victim's house and throw rocks on the roof well on a slanted roof when you throw a big enough rocket there it sounds like foot steps on a roof as it hangs its way down and off of the house in a live you know tell some of these victims would be to check for that and sure enough they would go into the backyard and they would find you know twenty you know three four inch in diameter stones you know back there were you know a group of people were just throwing rocks on the house and and that's meant to sleep deprived you look at the ultimate goal of the stocking and some of this is to draw you a psychiatric diagnosis so when you're home gets broken into and things are gone through and you know things are gone cigarettes are left in your house and you don't smoke things like that tiles or changed or you know maybe it may be an entire wall has been repainted in the initial thing is people think well it's a P. I. groups are coming and they're cutting hidden cameras and microphones and and they may be doing that but a lot of it is they want you to know that your house has been entered because when you call the police and you say well somebody got in but I don't see any signs of breaking and entering and they took all my shoes and they put him on the island in my kitchen and they painted this wall read it used to be one well the police the first thing they ask the victim is was anything stolen now they didn't steal it well you sure union lawyer shoes in there and you don't remember it for you you sure that this wall wasn't always read them I mean it it's it's meant to draw you a psychiatric diagnosis and also meant to alienate you called police help because after you call the police report times with these type of components on the computer at the police department they'll put a little last respects your name that you're one of those crazy people that think their microwave is attacking or things that somebody's breaking in but there's never been evidence of a break in you have to remember the people that are hired to do this are often former CIA informer at the I yeah they have the devices to open your garage they have the know how to pick your locks and breaking your door without kicking the door at and once you're under monitoring they also know the code your alarm so when they come in there they're going to you on set your your alarm if you have one and they're going to reset it back before you go I even had one victim dead when I help them we called one of the alarm companies it will monitor their alarm and they couldn't figure out why if the alarm was going off why nobody showing up well all the numbers that the alarm company had been changed by one so when the alarm would go off their cell phone number was off by one digit the police number was off by one digit the fire number one off by one digit so even if they tripped the alarm the alarm was going to call anybody that was going to help that person what about fishing schemes for harassment because I know that you know most people don't think twice about if somebody calls up they sound like they're authoritative and they say something like we need information about this could you give us your phone number could you give us this he would just for verification I would say no if you called me you know my phone number if you could if you called me you know this information I'm not going to give it to you because what they do is they record the conversations and they find ways to use your voice in order to order things you didn't order or the use your voice in order to sign you up for things that you didn't sign up for and so then you find yourself in a situation where you're wondering why you're getting all this stuff for you getting all this junk mail you're wondering why you're getting all these harassing phone calls it's because somebody used to you in and they and they use of forty to get your information from you and once they have the the information they can do whatever they want to you yeah I left the stadium and the often times the elderly really fall for badly it in the bad thing with today's society is it's they've made it almost impossible not to pay some of your bills online and and not to have to order some things online and I have that held out against that for years and finally had to break down and you know and get that one special credit card that you keep a two hundred dollar limit on it strictly to order stuff online so that way when you use a number you don't get your entire account cleaned out if you use a debit card or something I mean the assault on our privacy is it is to a point where there is there's almost no way to defeat it you know and we're we're fighting a tragical government now that I said all along again even ten years ago after my first book came out people civil what's the ultimate goal with this why would they want to do this to people well the ultimate goal is to control the entire population you know as you can see from where we're at now you know we whether you hate Trumper love problem you're Democrat or Republican it doesn't matter but when you sing it the president get elected it's not a status quo politician and may actually turn the entire intelligence apparatus of the American government out against that president to try to figure out a way to get in and peach which also I think is one of the reasons that they have the attack on the Cuban embassy they're trying to blame that on the Russians I don't think if the Russians the Russians know how many nails or work more built into that building right and they have and they have a low tech you know technology in there to to scan that they needed me to attack exactly you know what we're at a point where we need to take control of our government most certainly we need to be able to expose the fact of these weapons exist and they can be turned on people in a given.

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"us department justice" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

05:41 min | 2 years ago

"us department justice" Discussed on WGN Radio

"For me pretty sure that's not a text meant for right most valuable person on the planet today is mayor Craig Johnson let me go to the phone good morning there good morning how you doing buddy got a lot going on here lot going on in your let me nervous Steve you talk about the delivery guys tasting things when I was in high school I was a Baker at Dunkin donuts I'd be lying if I said I didn't pay some of our products either what do you do that in the store right yeah for the most part the people always try to get twelve donuts in a dozen in the box sometimes you only got a lot you know what I salute the fact that you're risking your political future by admitting this such a big scale problem here good for you see the best policy mayor Johnson we know grow village we not busy of band but one of the things that you've done which I think absolutely needs to be highlighted here is stepping up inviting the opioid crisis in this country specifically after you've had twenty six deaths in the last four years in elk Grove village right no question is not just alcohol as you said it's throughout not only country the world and we decided to take the bold steps to make a difference and hopefully slay the ground work can be copied and followed by almost everyone should get finally beat this dreaded disease and that's the key Steve addiction is a disease no difference in the heart disease when I had my bypass surgery five years ago it's a disease it's not self inflicted it's a disease right and we need to accept it is the same and get those people help to get off the the thing that's going to end their life if they don't what is the drug that police have on hand in most cases to deal with someone who's overdosed I can it's not just a police Steve we actually have it set up in public places throughout the community so if you're in a library here at the park district here at a school you're at a church you have a Walgreen's in you find someone that demand gnar can is publicly available no definitive people later it's right there for you to grab and save that person's life hi it's a very important thing to do and very innovative I have not heard of any other towns doing this well there's a couple towns in attempted it they have not been successful with the first time it's got a fully implemented it's been out there for almost a year now and thank god we haven't had to use it but the key behind it Steve is this would you give someone are can bring him back the it's the time that they usually want help in all of our people are trained include the places they have been our can't kids to help them reach out grab their hand and say we'll give you help right now and then we take him into a program and it's on the road to recovery I salute what you're doing and anybody else in city government you think ought to be recognized for you wanted to mention well it is the main thing is it's not just myself it's everyone from my police department to my public's our social worker once about the businesses that accept them in our can't give their business you know it doesn't look so good when people walk by the sea the teasing old it's great the sooner can get Google calendars and it's secure program Steve is and thank you today very much is educating people this is a disease we have to beat Bible beating heart disease were beating cancer we've got to beat this disease I'm telling you it's undermine the fabric of communities in real quickly I told you this all time when I speak to him how many of you know a person they had the car broken into sure everyone raises their hand ninety percent that crying is by an attic looking for quick cash for a quick fix to if you don't agree with it's a disease do it for yourself to save you money your insurance money and all the rest I don't care what it takes to get you on board with us but we need you on board with us in order to beat this disease what do you need from people main thing is sympathy and understanding or another words compassion I understand that these people need to same on a help is anyone else is fighting disease because without that support from for the families for the loved ones for the friends and the addicts themselves we're not going to beat it only people shun will quit when I had my bypass or do five years ago I have people coming up there because I drive you somewhere America pick something up for you when someone says an addict people turn their back in line and you can't have that mindset it is something we can beat by working together if we keep Sean whatever going to beat this we treated like a leper it's never be cured but if we treat them like we do with people who have cancer or have heart disease or other illnesses we can't beat this in which proved that no clothes issue US department justice told us our program is revolutionary so the deputy chief guess bears been speaking throughout the country Texas Alabama talking about it in real quickly here the other day a young lady was talking to us it's a marriage in New York City in Times Square and officers know us from local village and say knows about a town actual house that they cation sure no he heard about a program in New York City is starting to emulate a lot of parts of a program I salute you Sir that's why the most valuable person on the planet the fine people of elk Grove village keep up the good work I will answer thank you for everything you're doing in helping us get the word out Johnson from elk Grove village let's do this let's take a break come back for the headlines and I'll get these tax and a little bit people very fired up but delivery drivers touching their food eating their food seven thirty two that's next seven twenty WGN Tuesday.

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"us department justice" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

05:45 min | 2 years ago

"us department justice" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

"Never told about this deal twenty one engine Mike Lewis that makes it doubly illegal I mean maybe he was just worried about the L. thrill they'd be with it and he doesn't like it showered with that sort of affection and yes and that's too much to handle this is too much to handle everyone thinking at while you're such a savior yeah thank you so much for letting this guy what we do is make a statue in your on yeah yeah I can see why I'd be read resist and I mean I whenever I walk out here to applause it always it always marching band sometimes and I mean that's a little much you got it I can see him being like justifiably modest yes then there's this Mike so the young women who this guy assaulted this pad a file they did not get to face him in trial they did not get to face their accusers like I read that was a constitutional right cheek to go face your accuser he gets to face them they get to go face him so they have a chance to to go face to face to the sky no we're not only him they were not asked whether they're okay with the settlement of the water tried they were last they don't have to be asked to that's the whole thing and they don't have to go and that is all that's almost victimizing them a second time it is so Alex Acosta said well we wanted to give them a chance to sue and maybe make some money secretary a lot of people watching this news conference including several young women who say they were teenagers when Jeffrey obscene sexually assaulted them they say they went to you looking for help and they didn't hear back from you until it was too late do you owe them an apology so you're raising the issue of the victims and in the documents that I've circulated I've addressed the victim notification the career prosecutor in this case had a difficult decision and she didn't make it alone she made in consultation with the FBI and she made in consultation with the office the agreements that had been negotiated had an unusual provision even though this was a state takes the victims would have the opportunity to seek restitution so he didn't answer the question nope not even close nope I don't know this this is one of those things that actually gets increasingly the more I listen to it the harder it gets to listen to because it's so distressing to hear him talk about this particular case like this because he he did I mean what's very clear uses to complete application of his responsibility is basic responsibility as a prosecutor and his complete acquiescence to the rich guy across the table from and the well connected attorneys including the Alan Dershowitz world of who helped negotiate this deal I don't know how on any university of familiar with that this is defensible it isn't it and that's why in the thing that bothered me also candidly is is the complete silence on one side of the aisle about this are all wait for the attorney general's report this is gonna be a very interesting situation when the attorney general's own internal departed justice internal investigation into how this case was handled and when that becomes a public it's going to be very interesting to find the gap between what they did what they did in the one thing I would remind everyone here the whole reason that this case is being pushed right now is based on somebody who did not have subpoena power that's what that sit for a moment this is somebody who simply went out looked at flight records and talk to people for the life of me I cannot understand why the department of justice which has subpoena power could not get this same information then I think it's appalling I need multiple people witnesses and winning reporter had no not a lot of people literally twenty percent of the access to information that the promise of justice did and yet put the story together to the degree that the US department justice has to re look at the case in ends I hear what you're saying but that's how the I'll think you're talking about my side of the aisle in it well you said you're not a Republican anymore you're conservative I am a concerted but I'd like because I actually wasn't saying your side of the highway yeah okay so aren't pissed off and I'll tell you I am I am beginning to see some of my favorites a conservative blogs legal insurrection power line blog demanding a cost to step aside demanding he step down and demanding a little bit more and I'll tell you Mitch McConnell and others had better get behind this and president trump you need to kick this guide to the curb he's a terrible labor secretary you're not losing anything politically and the politics aside trouble Lester go and this piece might your point about people without subpoena power this Vickie ward piece in the daily beast about how esteemed did this in plain sight for a decade people in New York after he got out of jail he was traipsing through the streets of New York with young women from foreign countries yeah one decade this stuff played out everybody knew in ever not just in New York though but in every other location where he had an opportunity to isolate these young girls in his Florida mansion in on his Caribbean island on will these other location with candy his rich friends we have talked about all of them we can come to the party click we can talk about the pictures I want all then they asked him if.

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Justice Department Changes Lawyers Working on Census Case

Hugh Hewitt

00:44 sec | 2 years ago

Justice Department Changes Lawyers Working on Census Case

"Meanwhile the department justice announced last night that they're changing the lawyers up on the census case they're swapping out the lawyers have been representing the administration putting a new team possibly signaling according to Matt Levitas ski career attorneys legal or ethical concerns over maneuvering ordered by president trump I got that I think it means that they lost to the present would like to win and so would bill bars bill bars said look we're putting Noel Francisco in front in charge of this Jonathan swine at a sneak preview yesterday that said the reading of judge letting my friend with you I've been emailing a lot about this they become preeminent the White House

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"us department justice" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

Newsradio 700 WLW

12:10 min | 2 years ago

"us department justice" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW

"Billy Cunningham, the great American. Dean is an author. She's an attorney, and she's had many cases for the supreme court's new Boca when Islam is not a religion inside America's fight for religious freedom. Join him announcing same as Medine and as my welcome, I think, for the first time to the Bill Cunningham show and missile dean, how are you? I'm doing well for good, first of all, describe the status because it says, in your book, here that you much of what you say, has been brought about by your own story. So describe your own story of being a Muslim in America house that formed your opinion about the issues confronting Islam today. Well, I mean, I was a kid, I was so in college when on eleven happened, so a lot of the moment on my daddy was sort of prime formation stage. I have to deal with this attack that everything that happened afterwards significantly in terms of perceptions of my community, and of course, more Ethan hind increasingly sharp rise, when he crying. Vilification of Muslims, including people like me were born and raised in America. I know nothing other than America, somehow soaring and threatening to the US. And of course, my, my professional experience religious liberty lawyer really kind of brought some of the issues I talk about in the book in. Into focus in terms of the way that religious freedom is advocated over Buckley for every other religious faith, but practically hesitation for American Muslims. And is what institution of what persons do you think are trying to call Islam not religion? Our politicians other religious leaders. What's the circumstances of this? De legitimizing of the Islam, religion who's doing. Well, I mean, politicians and media personality very prominent personalities. But what, what the book what I'm really my call tension to is the actual beginning of the legal station. That's right. So I, I heard to claim climate on a religion Keefe. I worked on Murphy's feet. I am not KP opposition said that the mosque the China with the Muslim community Murphy pretends. He wanted to build on center. Mafia comedy growing congregation they initially got blonde youth approval to build them off. But then there was a major opposition not and the argument that was made in court. Was that the mosque be built because it's on religion and Muslims don't have access to fame religious liberty protections. That every other held worship does. And it was really alarming. Local court Murfreesboro and the US department Justice actually had to get involved, and it filed a brief making the point that I would hope at that point, I assume obvious and the point that brief made with Tom religion. Right. So, yeah, I could cost the range media politicians increasingly politicians with greater greater power, and then the legal arena, well, in that case in Tennessee. How case turn out? E my firm, intervened and filed a federal court case. And so even though the local court had ruled against the mosque ultimately in the federal case we prevailed was the Moscow built democracy Bill, of course. Even as recently as a year ago, it was still facing some pretty extreme vandalism. And so even though it was built their struggle that, you know, the construction without Tim afford even to practice construction. It was a number of hurdles that the moth connotation to face a lot of contractors, or really reluctant to participate because they feared local backlash including from their religious leaders the pack to purchase extensive security, just to be able to forward so much constantly complicated process and to this day continues to face vandalism graffiti on his front doors on. Have you noticed that the same thing happens to? Christian churches and Catholic churches and France that there was a report out of Lomond that in one year typically there's three thousand Catholic or Christian churches that vandalized in France. So is this an American problem or worldwide problem? Well, I think that house, the worship and religion generally, especially today, if increasingly facing threats religion, generally raid, and especially place like France. That is highly secular. And there's just a lot of animals. Sometimes torture in principle, or doctrine might not or our modern liberal abilities. I can't speak exactly what is leading to the Catholic church in France. But I can't say that a lot of religious leaders across the board from our diversity of faith or feeling threat to religion. I really think that the manifestations that are different in different places. Reasons are different. With respect to Islamic not by by no means anti-muslim sentiment something that six the US my purpose with a book in calling attention to what's happening. The US is really because we have the most robust related protections in the world, and our constitution, it really unlike anything else, and so if we're going to be concerned about these things happening. I think this is a place to be most concerned about, you know, this is the place. I'm a practicing Roman Catholic, and I'm outraged by what happens throughout Europe. And of course, Jews or historically been subjected to the worst kinds of scrimmage in the world, and there are many French Jewish institutions shut down. In fact, the leaders of Jewish communities and France says time to get out of France and the same thing's true in Germany, with the rise of some right wing skinheads, some Nazis, particularly hate the Jews, and it's difficult to be a Jew in Europe. And it's difficult to be a Christian or Catholic in France. But they do not have the protections of the United. States constitution every every time and this country if someone actually gives the seek or accident, which is, I think the Sikhs are great people, and if you act against Muslims or any other religious organization, by the time you get federal court, don't you almost always win in federal court? I mean, actually one of the things that I look at in the book is a couple of internal studies. I looked at judicial bias and so basically judges being biased against the people in front of the I mean, it's not something that's really sort of explicit or acknowledged, or even by the judges. And but if you look at the track record the bringing religious liberty claims are the least likely for all the other religious groups out there in America to actually win on their cleaner half as likely to win in comparison to other. So I mean, again, one of the aspects of the legal implications that I'm looking at right now, isn't don't we have in the congress largest number of Muslim Americans, we've ever had before elected. Yeah. Even dot comes to a grand total of three three but that's that's higher than it's ever been before. And I wouldn't -ticipant that religion did not play a factor pro or con in Michigan, or in Wisconsin, other places RA Muslims are elected, and that's fine. What's your thought about what's happening in much of these lung world about the non association with other religions, for example? Could a Catholic church open their doors and Saudi Arabia and survive. I mean, you know, the interesting thing about my work that I did kind of come to the domestic focus after a few years, working international faith, and continue to have one in that space. And so, yeah, I am just concerned, as you are, in terms of restrictions facing religious minorities, in various Muslim majority states, you what you'd be surprised to. Find out is that still the most persecuted group. And a lot of these state Arnesson's and phone and not just because they're nomadic the largest group, but also because they're intra religious issues are always more contentious, and interreligious issues. Right. So especially states like Saudi Arabia and elsewhere, where the government has an interest in chirping enforcing only a particular type of clone. They're very narrow interpretation that actually if you look at it conflicts, pretty much every other Muslims interpretation, you know, they're going to gonna push abuse, especially to people within the religion or being deviate from that. And so, yes, there are there challenges facing. Christian groups and other religious groups and places like Syria, but those are also facing the Muslims there. No question. When I look at the Coptic Christians in Egypt or take a look, I could not imagine a Jew practicing their religion and most of the Islamic world, because it just unflagging that way couldn't imagine Christian churches and Catholicism or seeks opening up religious facilities in Mon, the United Arab Emirates or Egypt or Saudi Arabia, simply would not be accepted. But in this country, go ahead. I mean just one. I mean, there are places in, in the Muslim-majority world dot are quite receptive. In fact, you mentioned the United Arab Emirates, and that's actually, the most incredibly diverse place. They have definitely to have their own challenges again. Again, I think most of those challenges faith because there's a limit on what they can cannot say about Islam and their transportation on it. But there are I've been their number of times. And there are plenty of how the worship that. Not much acting the Hindu, India majority actually of group. That's the most financially successful, thriving indivi- right now. And Christians and Jews are doing well and actually other studies that have come out that there are, if you look, if you categorize state of religious freedom and Muslim-majority states, there's a sector that has about fourteen percent consider religiously free. So you have wide religious freedom there among the other is it's roughly about, like forty five percent of those are the repressive only because they follow essentially the secular model. And so, for instance, Turkey before they came p party came into power was highly regular, so it's not that it was restricting religion because they were trying to favor Flom. It was trying to restrict religion because it was just facing secularism and important to make those type of distinction. Sometimes a Roman Catholic has nominated to the federal bench and mainly the Democrats in the Senate go after a Roman Catholic who wants to be a judge. And specially a woman named Amy Coney Barrett, who was appointed the federal bench. There was another man who was part of the knights of Columbus, which is off. Shoot of Catholicism that provides charitable support for those in need within Catholicism and the United States Senate was extremely, shall we say, angry practicing Roman Catholics, and many Democrats, in fact, all the Democrats voted against both these Catholics saying that they would loud their religious beliefs to color, their legal judgments. Do you think that's wrong for the Senate to, to go after a Roman Catholic based on Catholic beliefs, when the when the judge testifies look, I will put aside my religious beliefs and decide this case on the facts and the law? But the great majority of Democrats voted against Amy Coney Barrett because she was a practicing Roman Catholic is that wrong. I think it's wrong and in fact, those two instances, I discussed explicitly in the book, and what I do for the reader is connected back to the type of I mean, when I'm detailing the hopping with us on today in America. I, I all the strange eerie familiarity with some of the claims to what would. Set about Catholics right? And in earlier, part of our history with idea of Florida, legion cultism, somehow, not a religion dot become an that Catholic people in power cannot be trusted because they somehow give to the pope over the US constitution and very similar attacks. And, and also point out that, even if we lot of Americans think about sort of like in the past where over it, you know, we don't do that calico anymore..

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"us department justice" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

12:25 min | 2 years ago

"us department justice" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"And now reporters are finding hard to track down where these thousands of books actually ended up for Baltimore. The revelations about mayor Pugh represent the latest breach of trust in the institutions that are supposed to keep a big city up and running joining us now or Alec McGillis reporter for propublica. And Liz Billy reporter with the Baltimore Sun. Alec. Liz nest have you on thank you. Hi, liz. I want to start with you this scandal centers on a series of children's books, but also fairly serious accusations of corruption concerning its author the mayor. A Baltimore where exactly is all about. I think what's interesting, and what has gotten the attention of so many people about this story is that it's actually very simple, the mayor sold eight hundred thousand dollars worth of books to various groups in the city. The major buyer was the university of Maryland medical system, but she's also sold books to Kaiser Permanente to other individuals, for instance, that prominent businessmen who yesterday we found out had written a check for a hundred thousand dollars for one buck the the questions that have been raised as what did those individuals who bought books get in return because not all of the books have been printed. Apparently, although we haven't been able to track all of them down. And the other question is was there a conflict of interest? In other words, in some cases, the institutions that bought the books. Also had either legislation. They wanted to past or had contracts with the city that were under review at the time. They they purchased the box the books themselves are not in our public, libraries. They are not part of any curriculum and we've gone to publishing houses and book agents who say they would never have been published by reputable publishing house to be clear. These are twenty page paperbacks with awkward illustrations in what's the nature of wrongdoing alleged wondering, well there are now six investigations into what's happened. And I'm sure there will be more. The most serious is being conducted by the state prosecutor at the the quest of governor Larry HOGAN, and they will be looking at that group of state prosecutor only looks at basically political corruption, but they're also. Also investigations by the city council by the university of Maryland medical system, and by the board of ethics. I should say the mayor has been very sick. She was hospitalized with pneumonia last week. And when she got out of the hospital, she held a press conference on Thursday in which she showed documentation that sixty thousand books had been printed and delivered to the school system, which actually didn't ask for the books. But in any event, she has said almost nothing since then L A, please help us understand the backdrop against which this is playing out. You wrote a recent piece in the New York Times magazine that places what we're now seeing with mayor Pugh is just the latest flip up in a much bigger citywide breakdown. When did these troubles start? What we're seeing here in Baltimore. The last few years is a really kind of extrordinary general institutional breakdown kind of unraveling that has been happening the city starting most clearly right after the death of, Freddie. Great from injuries. He got in police custody in two thousand fifteen and the protests and unrest that followed his death after that event, which got a lot of worldwide. Attention we've had this unbelievable surging violence in the city, Baltimore's open violence city, of course, but we've actually seen our homicide rate dropping quite considerably in the years prior to that we got under two hundred one year in two thousand eleven we've now spiked for four straight years, we've been over three hundred homicides, we had more more homicides in the city couple years ago than all of New York City, which is fourteen times larger than Poltimore extrordinary where basically the only city in the country that has returned to early nineteen nineties levels of violence back in the crack era. And on top of that. We've had an unbelievable police corruption scandal than folded the last couple years to mind boggling levels of corruption in this one plainclothes unit and the police department had an endless cycle of police. Commissioners about one per year cycling out the last few years, and then just this general sense of void of leadership in in city hall was really struggling to sort of get us hands on his file and exert any real sense of thirty. And then on top of that. Now, you have this just wild scandal coming out with these these children's books. So it really is kind of a breakdown in ordering governance wanting to to understand about Baltimore's that for all of Baltimore's a longstanding troubles that we we all know about incredible blight and supreme flight and disinvestment and all that the city actually is doing okay economically. This is not a story about total economic collapse. Like you saw Detroit. Around the time of the recession where city goes into total, bankruptcy and just kind of falls apart ecconomic. That's not what's going on here. This is collapse of ordering governance was mayor doing before this story broke out. I wouldn't say that she was a wildly popular mayor. She had all of these sort of issues with the police department that had come out mayor Pugh is reelection next year. They'll be a primary next spring that'll be the decisive election. And there had been talk about her being having fairly strong prospects for reelection race raise quite a bit of money. There hadn't been any real announce Strong's challengers yet to her and so looking like, she might she might be able to kind of ease into a second term despite not being all that popular. Really when important thing about her to keep in mind that she she won election last time with very narrow win over a fryer. Mayor someone who served to mayors previous to her who had herself been. Forced out of office over ethics and corruption charges, which charges that now held up against what's happening now actually look relatively smaller scale just in terms of the sheer amount of money involved. So that's sort of tragicomic element to this. Where Baltimore's now once again, dealing with these issues after having elected someone basically because she was not that prior mayor who is also dealing with ethics issues. I think one of the fascinating issues here is that the scandal extend so far beyond mere pew and into the community of business leaders and charities. And so we think that there is a lot of tentacles here that extend well beyond the mare you wrote in your recent piece that it's hard to describe Baltimore's quote unraveling and that the national political discourse lack of vocabulary for the city's ills what do you mean by this what? Why that is that there's been a lot of attention nationally, these last few years to the whole issue of police reform, and and dealing with cessive policing police brutality. Police harassment of of citizens, especially African American ones. And that's been very necessary conversation because of all the events we saw happening around the country in Ferguson, and Cleveland and Staten Island and elsewhere in the two thousand fourteen fifteen range, but Baltimore's actually dealing with these last years on the policing front is actually sort of the inverse of excessive policing, there's pretty widespread consensus here in the city that one big reason for this incredible surge violence that we've had has been essentially a pullback by the police that has left a lot of neighborhoods, especially the city's very heavily segregated black neighborhoods exposed to to crime and violence and create a kind of negligence by by the police body thirties these neighborhoods, so we're we're the the problem of of equal protection is not just refraining from harassment and brutality in certain neighborhoods. But it also is a problem of simply not providing good policing and protection in certain neighborhoods in that has been sort of lost. This nationwide debate around police reform, it's been conversation about how do we rain in the police when in fact, what Baltimore's dealing with these last couple years is is the opposite form of official negligence. Are we still witnessing the aftermath of that situation? Now, it's volved initially after Freddie, Gray's, death and the chargers by the district attorney. There was great upset among the police over those charges the feeling that that it was inappropriate to bring those charges because in fact, very little was known about exactly what had happened to cause for the grace death in the back of that policeman in. And so there was great sense of agreement over six of their colleagues haven't been charged. And there was what was really now is hard to hard to deny a pullback by the police in those initial months. Those wants this incredible spike in violence, we up over forty homicides of month in those first few months in the spring of two thousand fifteen and the reasons given for. Pullback evolve. Then over the next couple of years into all the uncertainty around what is known as the consent decree. The is now facing a federal consent decree where it's basically agreed with the department US department Justice to reform police department of federal judges enforcing consent decree, and there's they're basically new guidelines around how the police need to conduct themselves, and there's been great uncertainty among the police around just what that means. They are still allowed to do not do in in carrying out their jobs of policing. There's in. That's a that's a real uncertainty because they've gotten very little guidance in these last couple years over what this consent decree means. They've had this endless cycle of commissioners. There's been no real training in. So the police have been left on sure of what they can still do Risley dealing with that uncertainty by a lot of cases, not getting out of their cars, and they're just endless stories about police sitting there cruisers scrolling through their phones, and and not actually getting out and in policing whether its confronting a whole bunch of young men on the corner who may or may not be selling drugs that sort of thing. And so there there has just been this this continuing sense that we have a police force that is not fully engaged in policing seen is real abdication of duty. Wasn't it? Exactly. That's what's been kind of lost in a lot of this ongoing debate around police reform that we have to do have to worry about the responsibility and official abuse of power that comes. With excessive policing. We also have to worry about please simply not doing their job at the pain to do and recognize that there's also issued equal protection on that score through so many residents. I spoke to heard from in reporting article in the New York Times magazine who just talk about their incredible sense of fear in these neighborhoods and their desire to have police doing good policing in their communities. Yeah. I mean, I would also add that one of the deep problems with the police department right now is that there aren't enough officers. They had a difficult time attracting them and training them. And so part of the problem people believe is that there just aren't enough officers on the street and not enough backup for police officers who are trying to do their best alad Mikulas is reporter for propublica. And Liz buoy is reporter with Baltimore Sun. Thanks to you both. Thank you. Thanks. You're listening to the takeaway. I'm Rune vinegar Paul filling in for Tanzania Vega. Stick with us. A lot more to come. Takeaway is supported by Staples with organizations Aleutians for business, including calendars file, folders banker's, boxes and storage bins. 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