Monday, July 4, 2022

"They say that competitive eating is the battleground upon which God and Lucifer wage war for our souls, my friends. And they are right."

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Sunday, July 3, 2022

Richmond Police Department retracted a tweet claiming they had to teargas protesters to rescue officers

ABC:

On June 1, 2020, Richmond police officers tear-gassed a crowd of peaceful demonstrators near the former Lee statue on Monument Avenue without warning and before the 8 p.m. curfew set by Mayor Levar Stoney.

“To our peaceful protestors: We are sorry we had to deploy gas near the Lee Monument. Some RPD officers in that area were cut off by violent protestors,” the department tweeted at 8:08 p.m. that night. “The gas was necessary to get them to safety.”

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The Richmond Police Department has retracted a June 2020 tweet that said tear gas had to be used around the former Gen. Robert E. Lee monument to get officers to safety who “were cut off by violent protestors.”

A lawsuit settlement between demonstrators and the city stipulated that the department must publicly acknowledge the tweet as false, according to the law firm that filed the federal suit.

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Saturday, July 2, 2022

More corruption alleged in Loving County, Texas

May: Powerful judge in Texas' smallest county charged with cattle theft

Eleven people are registered to vote at this address. One of them is [the] Loving County Commissioner ..., who has been in office since 2011

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[The commissioner] earns about $55,000 a year for the part-time job of commissioner. His half-brother and nephew’s trucking company has earned more than $4.7 million doing road maintenance for Loving County since 2015

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“No one lives there,” [says the] Loving County Sheriff
 
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Loving County’s long history of rancorous politics has generated allegations of voter fraud dating to the 1940s 
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For years, [the sheriff] said, there wasn’t much he could do about voters who didn’t actually live in the county. Texas voter residency law was loose, allowing people to vote in places they didn’t live but intended to return to someday, so long as they had homes there.

Then, last year, in the wake of former President Donald Trump’s false claims that the election was stolen, the Texas Legislature passed a law that tightened the definition of residency for voter registration.