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Gunmen kill at least 14 in attacks in Mexico, near US border

Reynosa

Law enforcement officials say gunmen aboard a number of vehicles have staged attacks in several neighborhoods in the Mexican border city of Reynosa.
Gunmen in vehicles opened fire in the Mexican city of Reynosa on the U.S. border, killing at least 14 people and causing widespread panic, authorities said. Security forces killed four suspects, including one who died near a border bridge.

The attacks began Saturday afternoon in several neighborhoods in eastern Reynosa, which borders the Texan city of McAllen, according to the Tamaulipas state agency that coordinates security forces. Images posted on social media showed bodies in the streets.

Authorities did not immediately comment on a possible motive for the attacks. The area's criminal activity has long been dominated by the Gulf Cartel, but there have been fractures within the group.

Comment: In just the last few months Mexico has seen some of its worst violence in years: See also:


Arrow Down

Most riot, looting cases from last year dropped by NYC DAs

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Looting in New York City
One year ago, parts of New York City felt out of control as crowds of looters were seen smashing storefront after storefront. The mayhem continued night after night from late May into June. At one point, there was even a so-called "looting dance party" on the streets of SoHo.

The mobs seemingly pillaged at will. Many were caught on tape, some with their faces visible. Others even posted on social their own videos of their actions those nights.

"We got the Rolex store," some in the crowd can be heard screaming in one video. Police were far outnumbered and seemingly unprepared.

Hundreds of arrests were made during the looting and riots. Many of those arrests took place in Manhattan and along some commercial streets in the Bronx where the problems were widespread. Surveillance videos show looters breaking into many locally owned Bronx stores, stores that were left ransacked.

NYPD data reviewed by the NBC New York I-Team shows 118 arrests were made in the Bronx during the worst of the looting in early June.


Since then, the NYPD says the Bronx DA and the courts have dismissed most of those cases - 73 in all. Eighteen cases remain open and there have been 19 convictions for mostly lesser counts like trespassing, counts which carry no jail time.

Comment: A confluence of means, motives and circumstances provided the ideal environment for mayhem and destruction - a known and calculated scenario set in motion with potential to repeat. The eve of destruction may become a very long night.


Take 2

Top Georgia Dems flip on voter ID amid push from Manchin for identification rules

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© AP/Gerri Hernández
Senator Raphael Warnock • Stacey Abrams
Georgia Democratic rockstars Stacey Abrams and Sen. Raphael Warnock have both made major reversals on their feelings about voter identification, flips that could signal shifting Democratic priorities about voter ID as the Senate considers a sweeping voting bill that could include identification measures.

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin this week proposed several additions to the controversial For the People Act, a bill that, if passed, would allow Congress to exert significant control over most U.S. elections. Among the measures Manchin has suggested are voter ID rules, which would require identification at the polls but would allow voters to use a variety of documents to prove their identity.

Prominent Democratic activist Stacey Abrams this week came out in support of the measures, a sharp reversal from earlier hardline opposition to voting ID laws. Abrams suggested that widespread Democratic opposition to voting ID laws has been "one of the fallacies of Republican talking points that have been deeply disturbing. No one has ever objected to having to prove who you are to vote. It's been part of our nation's history since the inception of voting."

In April of this year, Abrams claimed she was opposed to Georgia's recently passed election reform bill due in part to the fact that it "requires that a voter has a photo identification or some other form of identification that they are willing to surrender in order to participate in an absentee ballot process."

Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock, meanwhile, has also voiced support for Machin's proposal, falsely claiming that he has "never been opposed to voter ID" and that he "[doesn't] know anybody who is."

Comment: See also:
Georgia Senator Warnock under investigation for voter registration misconduct


Green Light

Evanston goes forward with Juneteenth festivities, LGBTQ parades after cancelling July 4 events over Covid-19

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Juneteenth • Evanston, Illinois • 2021
Community leaders in the Democrat bastion of Evanston, Illinois, have apparently decided that Covid-19 is a greater public-health risk on Independence Day than during Juneteenth and Pride Month celebrations.

The city celebrated Juneteenth, the new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the US, on Saturday, holding a parade and a community gathering that featured live performances, art displays and food vendors.

The partying will resume next Saturday, when Evanston hosts its annual Pride celebration, including a car parade, a community picnic and an evening candle-lighting ceremony. The event theme is "Proud to Be," which organizers said will celebrate "the deep intersectionality of the LGBTQIA+ community with other marginalized communities."

But Evanston's annual parade for Independence Day, the holiday commemorating America's founding, has been canceled for a second straight year because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Related activities, including a Fun Run, concert and fireworks show, also were nixed. Organizers said they made the decision "based on concern for public health and the unpredictability of the pandemic's impact, vaccination rates and in cooperation with our local authorities."

Comment: Events highlighting exclusion now have priority over inclusive national holidays. The effort to divide and conquer America is well underway. Cui bono?


Roses

Truck runs over two people, killing one, at Florida Pride parade, police rule a 'tragic accident'

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© Associated Press
Police and firefighters respond after a truck drove into a crowd of people injuring them during The Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival in Wilton Manors, Fla., on Saturday, June 19, 2021.
Two participants in a Florida Pride parade were run over by a truck Saturday night, in what the mayor of Fort Lauderdale called a "terrorist attack against the LGBT community."

Others, however, including members of a local Gay Men's Chorus, have maintained the deadly crash was an accident by one of its own members. Police said they are investigating all possibilities.

One of the victims died from their injuries, and the other is in critical condition, according to WPLG Local 10 News. The FBI was called in to help the investigation, according to the station.

Comment: So, despite trying to spin the incident hate-crime, further information revealed the driver was himself a gay man. He lost control of the vehicle when his foot became caught between the gas and brake pedal. An accident, a tragedy. No more, and no less. But, as they say, the woke will never let a crisis go to waste.

From the Houston Chronicle:
"The early investigation now indicates it looks like it was a tragic accident, but nobody's saying finally what it is," Rolli told The Associated Press in a phone interview.

Fort Lauderdale Police Detective Ali Adamson told reporters that authorities were investigating all possibilities from the collision.

The driver and the victims were a part of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus family, a small 25-member group of mostly older men.

"Our fellow Chorus members were those injured and the driver is also a part of the Chorus family. To my knowledge, this was not an attack on the LGBTQ community," President Justin Knight said in a statement Sunday, calling it "an unfortunate accident."

Rolli was on the float in front of the chorus truck along with Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis and other city officials. Trantalis said the driver of a pickup truck suddenly accelerated when he was told he was next in the parade, crashing into the victims.

Rolli was on the other side of the float and didn't witness the crash, but jumped off immediately and ran to the victims. In the confusion, it was unclear what happened.

"People were really distraught and some people were crying," said Rolli, who explained that the crash happened in an area where the floats were lining up, so there weren't as many parade-goers. "I was getting phone calls from people I knew at the other end waiting for the parade saying, 'Is this true? Is that true, do we have anything to worry about?' You don't know at that point."

Trantalis initially told reporters the act was deliberate, adding to the confusion Saturday night.
The CBS Miami reports:
A witness said the driver was wearing a pride shirt and that truck, which had a pride flag on it, was participating in the parade.

A senior official briefed on the incident tells CBS4 that the initial indications are that this was an accident.

The driver of the truck is telling police that his foot was stuck between the gas pedal and the brake causing him to lose control of the truck, the official said.

The official also warned that the investigation is in it very early stages and more information is likely to emerge.

While the two victims and driver have not been identified, Justin Knight, president of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus, confirmed they were all members of the organization.



Black Cat

Antifa thugs attack pedestrians, shut down streets outside Denver conservative conference

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© Andy Ngô/Twitter
An Antifa mob took to Denver streets to disrupt the Western Conservative Conference on June 19, 2021
Antifa and Denver Communists attacked and threatened pedestrians while trying to block traffic outside of the Western Conservatives Conference on Friday night.

The streets of Denver saw violence Friday as Antifa and Denver Communists attempted to shut down traffic and proceeded to assault individuals outside of the Western Conservative Conference. One woman was seen getting out of her car to confront Antifa who threw projectiles at her vehicle and was subsequently threatened with a mob-style beatdown if she proceeded.

Another onlooker offered to help the one woman find the culprit who damaged her car, to which someone in the crowd yells: "If you touch one, you're gonna get touched by every last one of these motherf — ers!" The crowd implied that she was at risk for a brutal beating if she proceeded.

Comment: The Denver Police department has a history being ordered to have a light touch with anarchist mobs:


Pumpkin 2

Woke British law association's 'guide for use of pronouns' met with storm of social media scorn

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© Reuters / Andrew Winning / File
The Law Society has faced a storm of online mockery and criticism after it showcased its guide for the use of pronouns in the workplace. While some found the initiative ridiculous, others blasted it for not being inclusive enough.

The law association, which represents and governs solicitors in the jurisdiction of England and Wales, has been actively participating in the virtual celebration of Pride Month, sharing its latest contribution on social media late on Saturday.

The group showcased its supposedly inclusive guide on how to 'properly' use pronouns in the workplace to avoid offending anyone.

Comment: History has already shown there will never be enough gestures to satisfy the SJW/CRT lunatics. Fortunately there is also limitless mockery for those who kow-tow to the crazies.


Eye 1

Facebook agrees to clarify what it considers satire after reprimand for flagging meme as hate speech

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© REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo
Facebook has pledged to provide a more detailed explanation of what constitutes satire on its platform, after the company's oversight board ruled that a meme commenting on the Armenian genocide was wrongfully removed.

The social media giant said it was committed to developing a "new satire framework" which will be used to assess facetious or sarcastic content that may be flagged as suspected hate speech. Information will also be added to the site's community standards clarifying how satire factors into "context-specific decisions" about problematic content.

The company already has a "satire exception" to its rules prohibiting hate speech, but the policy "is currently not communicated to users," Facebook acknowledged.

Comment: Facebook has been heavy-handed with its policy, mostly to shut down conservative points of view, and countries out of favor with the US. One doesn't hear sites like Buzzfeed complaining about being censored. What better proof of their power than, with no consequences whatever, the banning of the holder of the highest office in the land?


Syringe

A new crack appears in Fauci's COVID-19 origins coverup story

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© Fox News/Screeshot
New information appears to show the point at which Dr Fauci forced "bat-pangolin-human" narrative.

One thing about truth: It is inexorable. It can be hidden, but it will always appear at some point. At some time, any falsified story is and will be brought to account. That is why lies are harder to maintain.

That being said, it appears that Dr. Fauci, a man educated at a Jesuit institute of higher learning, thought he could somehow beat the game. Maybe he has. After all, he made a cool $5 million on a book deal, even though it appears that the actual book's release is delayed or even canceled. Not bad!

Comment: There is another theory of high probability that no one in the MSM will touch: That an early version of the virus leaked from a US biolab and was brought to Wuhan by US military competing in an event there.


Fire

At least 3 injured & evacuation ordered after blasts rock Serbian ammunition factory for 2nd time in a MONTH

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Parts of the Serbian city of Cacak are being evacuated after an explosion hit a local ammunition plant, setting it on fire. A similar blast caused major damage to the facility around two weeks earlier.

"Due to the explosion at the Sloboda facility, it is necessary to urgently evacuate all citizens living in the vicinity of the factory. The place of evacuation is the city stadium," Cacak Mayor Milun Todorovic announced on social media on Saturday evening, as flames were ripping through the factory and reportedly began spreading to nearby territory.

The 'Sloboda' (Freedom) plant, southwest of Cacak, was shaken by a powerful blast around 8pm local time, which was followed by another, smaller one, according to Serbian TV.