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Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, was convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd. Chauvin, who is white, was seen on video pinning George Floyd, a Black man, to the ground for over nine minutes after police responded to a report that Floyd used a counterfeit $20 bill. USA Today
VOA VIEW: Chauvin was stupid, he did not intend to murder Floyd - but was a cause, along with Floyd.
Now that fired police officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted on all three counts against him, he can still file an appeal. But the odds are not good, considering some 90% of appeals are denied across the United States.
House Republicans on Tuesday forced a vote to censure Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) for calling on protesters to “get more confrontational” if former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been acquitted of murder charges in the killing of George Floyd. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) introduced the privileged censure resolution, forcing the vote on... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Expected from the left.
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Rep. Maxine Waters said Tuesday she was "relieved" by the guilty verdict for former police officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd. "Someone said it better than me: I'm not celebrating, I'm relieved," the California Democrat told a reporter at the Capitol after learning the verdict. Ms. Waters ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Waters is guilty of hatting whites.
The jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty in the death of George Floyd on Tuesday, but the fight is not over for Chauvin’s defense team, which will likely use Rep. Maxine Waters’ comments on the case as it argues that the trial was unfair FOX News
VOA VIEW: How about Waters and Biden?
The Justice Department faces challenges in seeking to prosecute Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes because he stayed outside the building. LA Times
VOA VIEW: A very valid legal point.
NYU will join Columbia University in requiring students to get COVID-19 vaccines before next fall, officials said. “[New York University] intends to require vaccinations for all NYU students returning to campus in New York City and other U.S. sites for the fall semester, while accommodating medical and religious exemptions,” the school announced in an email.... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Not legally constitutional.
Mayor Bill de Blasio finally realized that defunding the police didn’t work out as he hoped — and has now ordered the NYPD to make Midtown Manhattan safe again so workers will come back after more than a year of pandemic lockdowns. At least 80 uniformed officers and supervisors are expected to flood the area... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Brilliant stupidity.
With an air of moral superiority, the Russian president seems intent on teaching President Biden and other Western leaders a lesson. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is showing to be weak.
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Recent attacks suggest that Israel has a clandestine network inside Iran and that Iranian security services have been powerless to break it. New York Times
The United States may never reach full herd immunity against COVID-19 experts say, but vaccination can tame the coronavirus.
North Carolina would end the long practice of sheriffs issuing permits to county residents before they can purchase handguns in a measure recommended on Tuesday by a House judiciary committee. During the pistol purchase permit process, which dates back to 1919, a sheriff decides whether ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Equal opportunity and justice for all.
Former President Donald Trump’s pollster pushed back on Tuesday against a poll commissioned by ex-Trump aide-turned-critic John Bolton that showed Mr. Trump’s grip on the Republican Party is slipping. In a statement released by Mr. Trump’s office, pollster said John McLaughlin that Mr. Trump “is the strongest endorsement I have ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Bolton is an idiot.
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Suspected state-backed Chinese hackers exploited widely used networking devices to spy for months on dozens of high-value government, defense industry and financial sector targets in the U.S. and Europe, according to FireEye, a prominent cybersecurity firm. FireEye said Tuesday that it believes two hacking groups linked to China broke into ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: China is trying to take over the US world position.
The head of an exclusive private school in New York City was caught on an audio recording telling a teacher that the school is “demonizing White people for being born.” George Davison, the longtime head of Grace Church School in downtown Manhattan, made the comment last month discussion of the ... Washington Times
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., crossed a line by interfering with protesters in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota only to encourage more violence, Fox Nation host Tammy Bruce said in a new episode of 'Get Tammy Bruce.' FOX News
VOA VIEW: Waters is an idiot and much more.
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Alabama’s largest city will issue blanket pardons for more than 15,000 people with misdemeanor marijuana convictions dating back to 1990 ABC
President Joe Biden’s administration announced an increase Tuesday in the number of temporary seasonal workers who will be allowed to work in the U.S. this year as the U.S. economy recovers from the pandemic ABC
VOA VIEW: An easy path to enter the US illegally.
Subaru is recalling nearly 875,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because the engines can stall or a rear suspension part can fall off ABC
A top North Carolina GOP lawmaker will not advance a proposal seeking to limit medical treatments for transgender people under 21 ABC
A former researcher at an Ohio children's hospital has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for conspiring to steal trade secrets and sell them in China ABC
VOA VIEW: A light sentence.
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President Joe Biden on Tuesday says he's 'praying for the right verdict' in the Derek Chauvin trial. ABC
VOA VIEW: A dumb prejudicial statement.
Reopening plays such as airlines and cruise line operators led losses on Tuesday. CNBC
Biden aims to approve the second phase of his infrastructure package based around child care and paid leave after passage of the first piece. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A new form of free aide.
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A new bill calls for committees to address funding shortfalls faced by some federal programs. Some worry that could lead Social Security benefit cuts. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Another Biden mess.
The IRS estimates the average taxpayer spends 12 hours working on their taxes and pays an average of $230 to get their paperwork filed. CNBC
The White House's full-throated support for statehood came days before the House is set to vote on a bill that would do just that. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A way to gain two Dem senators.
American said it will join United Airlines in resuming pilot hiring this year. CNBC
President Joe Biden called George Floyd's family on Monday as they and the nation await a verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin. CNN
VOA VIEW: Stupide mistake of manipulating a jury.
CNN's Don Lemon says Rep. Maxine Waters' call for protesters to 'get more confrontational' if a guilty verdict isn't reached in the Derek Chauvin trial was not constructive and gave critics ammunition to jump all over her. CNN
VOA VIEW: Waters is an idiot.
The Biden administration is considering pressing Guatemala to address governance issues in the country, ranging from investment to corruption, according to a source familiar with the deliberations at the White House, highlighting just one of the delicate negotiations Vice President Kamala Harris is expected to lead. CNN
VOA VIEW: Harris is a know nothing fool.
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea blasted Rep. Maxine Waters’ comments urging Minnesota protesters to "get more confrontational" as "incredibly reckless" — and said he has "even stronger feelings" he won’t air publicly. FOX News
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, marking Tuesday as the unofficial holiday celebrating marijuana, called for the drug to be decriminalized at the federal level within the next year. UPI
VOA VIEW: Schumer is an idiot.
China has offered to strengthen cooperation with North Korea as the two countries could be resuming trade of essential goods. UPI
VOA VIEW: China is pushing to prove Biden is weak.
The Biden administration's $2 trillion infrastructure plan will move the United States away from overreliance on fossil fuels to help combat the climate crisis, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Tuesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Buttigieg is a Biden puppet - two fools.
For the first time in more than 60 years, the leader of Cuba is not a Castro, after the Communist Party of Cuba formally chose Miguel Diaz-Canel to succeed President Raul Castro in the post. UPI
The European Union's top medicines regulator said Tuesday a warning should accompany Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine with information that says it has been linked to cases of blood clotting. UPI
VOA VIEW: The vaccine has been tarnished.
U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan will return to the United States this week for consultations with American officials as tensions between the Biden administration and the Kremlin increase. UPI
Japan's Olympic minister is not ruling out the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics. UPI
The White House said Tuesday that President Joe Biden's administration is beginning a 100-day plan to guard critical U.S. electric infrastructure against sophisticated cyber threats. UPI
VOA VIEW: Nothing this administration can do to protect the US and its people.
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The liberal liars deception is now made known. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick died of natural causes a day after supporters of President Trump rioted at the Capitol on January 6, the chief medical examiner for Washington, D.C., told the Washington Post on Monday. He did not suffer from being hit with a fire extinguisher.
Francisco J. Diaz, the examiner, said Sicknick died after suffering two strokes the day after the riot, caused by a blood clot that prevented flow to the base of Sicknick’s brain stem. Diaz added that “all that transpired” during the Capitol riot “played a role in his condition.” Two rioters are charged with attacking Sicknick with a chemical irritant. Diaz’s determination that Sicknick died of natural causes will likely hamper prosecutors’ efforts to charge the two rioters with homicide.
The medical examiner’s office “took the appropriate amount of time to evaluate all the evidence,” acting deputy mayor for public safety Christopher Geldhart told the Post. Geldhart added that Diaz “felt he was able to make this call in good conscience.”
Sicknick joined the Capitol Police in 2008, and was honored at the Capitol following his death. Police said that Sicknick collapsed after he returned to his office in the wake of the riot.
Conflicting reports emerged of the circumstances of Sicknick’s death. Then-acting U.S. attorney general Jeffrey Rosen said on January 8 that Sicknick died of “the injuries he suffered defending the U.S. Capitol.” Law enforcement officials initially told the deceptive New York Times that rioters hit Sicknick with a fire extinguisher, however weeks later police investigators and medical examiners could not agree on a cause of death.