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Georgia deputy fired after repeatedly punching a Black man during traffic stop, sheriff says

Roderick Walker police beating
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A sheriff's deputy in Georgia has been fired after being captured on video repeatedly punching a Black man during a traffic stop, authorities said Sunday.

The deputy was let go for "excessive use of force," the Clayton County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. It did not identify the deputy but said a criminal investigation has been turned over to the district attorney's office.

Roderick Walker, 26, was arrested and beaten after Clayton County sheriff's deputies pulled over the vehicle he was riding in Friday for an alleged broken taillight, said his attorney, Shean Williams of The Cochran Firm in Atlanta. Also in the vehicle were Walker's girlfriend, their 5-month-old child and his stepson. The deputies asked for Walker's identification. He questioned why they needed it since he wasn't driving, Williams said, which made the deputies upset. They demanded he get out of the vehicle.

Comment: More from RT:

'I'm about to die': Probe launched after broken tail light results in brutal beating and arrest
A sheriff's deputy in Georgia has been fired following an investigation into videos of an extremely violent arrest in which a black man was beaten bloody and unconscious, sparking outrage in the community and online.

The incident took place on September 11, when the unnamed Clayton County deputy pulled over an off-duty rideshare vehicle for an alleged broken taillight.

Passenger Roderick Walker, 26, was asked to show his identification, which he questioned as he was not the driver, at which point the deputies asked him to exit the car. A scuffle ensued and the deputies were filmed brutally beating Walker bloody and, eventually, unconscious.

Warning: The following footage may contain scenes which some viewers may find disturbing.

The brutal beating took place in front of at least one of Walker's four children. At one point, Walker can be heard saying "I can't breathe... I'm about to die."

"He bit my hand!" one of the deputies can be heard saying, as the woman with Walker is heard pleading: "please stop, baby don't bite him."

Walker remains in jail, charged with two counts of battery and two counts of obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers.

However, following an internal investigation, Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill announced Sunday that the deputy seen violently and repeatedly striking Walker in the videos was terminated for "excessive use of force."

Neither of the deputies involved have been named and the decision on whether to pursue a criminal investigation remains with the Clayton County District Attorney.

Later on Sunday, amid calls for Walker to be released and for both sheriff's deputies to be fired, the sheriff added more context to the case, stating that Walker has a "felony probation warrant out of Fulton County for cruelty to children, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and a failure to appear warrant."

Walker has received medical attention and no skull fractures were detected on x-ray scans. Small demonstrations were held over the weekend, calling for Walker's release.


Covid Stasi: Will you become an agent of the state and report breaches of the Covid rules by your neighbours?

mask wearer spying, COVID spying, binoculars,
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The introduction in Britain of controversial new Covid restrictions has been followed by an official call for people to sound the alert to the authorities if they spot any wrongdoing. But this entire concept is toxic.

The government has encouraged the British public to snitch on their neighbours or anyone at all. The jarring call was issued by Crime Minister Kit Malthouse, who wants to see any breaches of the updated coronavirus restrictions reported.

The new rules mean no more than six people can be together, indoors or outdoors.

Anyone in violation of this can be fined up to £3,200.

On the subject of people calling police to inform on rule-breakers, Malthouse urged: "absolutely, they should" adding that "it is open to neighbours to do exactly that through the non-emergency number."


The war on tobacco is just making criminals rich

Tobacco farm
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Prohibition of any kind simply does not work. The original Prohibition on liquor didn't work. The War on Drugs was lost. The prohibition by pricing of tobacco has handed billions of dollars to organized crime.

The tobacco black market is booming thanks to incredible retail prices. In Australia, you can pay $265 for an 8x25 pack of smokes. The rest of the world is pretty much the same.

It doesn't take a genius, or a fence post, to see that the billions of dollars of sales in black market tobacco are the result. At nearly $50 per pack, anyone will be happy to pay $10. I've seen boxes of 100 cigarettes for $10.

Guess who's making the money. Yep, organized crime. The instant solution whenever you want something cheaper. Apparently not content with making billions for criminal organizations with drugs, governments seem obsessed with finding new sources of income for them.

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2 + 2 = 4

Parents are outraged over NY high school's use of 'cops=KKK' cartoon - but the indoctrination it promotes is more sinister

high school students
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Students in Westchester received a cartoon likening police to the KKK as part of an assignment that appeared to demand support for Black Lives Matter. Parents outraged by the image alone are failing to recognize a deeper problem.

The incensed mother of one student at Westlake High School went straight to the media with the assignment - which, in addition to the offending cartoon, included a laudatory excerpt about the origins of BLM and a paragraph about racism in the justice system.


25 percent of Canadians believe officials have overblown risk posed by COVID-19, poll suggests

mask masked on a train
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A woman is seen wearing a face mask onboard a GO Transit vehicle.
A new survey suggests there are Canadians who believe that warnings from public officials about the threat of COVID-19 are vastly overblown.

Almost one-quarter of respondents in an online poll made public today by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies say they believe public health and government officials exaggerate in their warnings, including about the need for measures like physical distancing to slow the spread of the pandemic.

Regionally, respondents in Alberta were more likely to believe the threat was embellished, followed by Atlantic Canada and Quebec, with Ontario at the bottom.

Comment: In other words, 25% of Canadians are paying attention...

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Belarussian police neutralize terrorist group planning a Maidan-style uprising

Terror gang Belarus
Belarusian police arrested six people who formed a terrorist group that was conducting military-tactical training in the forest in the area around the city of Mogilev in eastern Belarus. The leader of this group created the channel "Partizans Mogilev" on social networks. In the meantime, this group grew to 64 members and acquired good conditions for the formation of an infantry company.

Members of this group gathered in the forest area around Mogilev, where they had training in urban warfare and guerrilla tactics in a forested area. In addition, the group conducted training on the seizure of government buildings. The Belarussian police found evidence that the members of this terrorist group also adopted basic knowledge in making IEDs (improvised explosive devices).

Comment: This news certainly fits the larger picture of all the attempts to overthrow the democratically elected president of Belarus over the last few months:


The article too controversial for Newsweek: Racism is real. But is "systemic racism"?

racism is a virus
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Author's note: The essay below was accepted on September 11 for publication by the opinion editor of Newsweek, and after some changes by the editors not reproduced here, was published on the morning of September 14, by 7:00 a.m. or a little after. Two hours later it was taken down by the editor-in-chief, Nancy Cooper, with no explanation on the publication's website.

I was told that Newsweek would like to publish it again — for keeps this time! — a week later, but only when a piece commissioned from the opposing viewpoint could appear alongside it, in a feature called "The Debate." Would the author of that piece be able to have a look at mine? There was no reason to think not, since my essay was saved on the "Wayback Machine." But would I see the counterpoint essay before publication and be able to respond with slight revisions of my own? I was given no assurance of that.

Meanwhile a lively two-hour conversation on Twitter about my essay, with readers both pro and con, had turned into a conversation about where the article had gone. Critics, some of whom now couldn't read it, assumed that the essay was bad or intolerable in some way. If I agreed to Newsweek's terms for its reappearance, this impression would be reinforced. As many conservatives know, their views must always be "balanced" and "contextualized" in conjunction with liberal views in the mainstream media — but liberals' opinions are never treated that way.

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Stop the coup

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It's time to unmask the Revolution.

Michael Anton's new article "The Coming Coup?" went viral almost as soon as we posted it a week ago today. This is not simply because figures like Lara Logan, Mollie Hemingway, Newt Gingrich, Dan Bongino, and the editors of the New York Post took note. It spread because concerned citizens began sharing it throughout the nation. We could tell it was especially effective because so many in the mainstream media maintained studious radio silence.

But hyperventilating ruling-class supporters of the Biden/BLM/Antifa coalition did predictably lash out. The epitome of these reactions is an article in New York magazine's Intelligencer, by political columnist Ed Kilgore, entitled "Trump Backers Make Case for Stealing Election, Before Biden Gets the Chance."

Comment: See also: The coming coup?

Eye 2

UK government threatens citizens they may be 'weeks away' from total lockdown

uk mask
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The United Kingdom may be heading for another nationwide lockdown, Wales Health Minister Vaughan Gething has said, as the number of new coronavirus cases across the nation jumped by almost two times since late August.

Unless the country adheres to social distancing rules to "recover some ground" in the fight against Covid-19, the authorities would be forced to impose another lockdown, Gething told BBC Radio Wales.

"We have a number of weeks to be able to get to a position where we can recover some of the ground with a return to effective social distancing...or we will be forced into greater local lockdowns and the potential for another national lockdown."

Comment: Ministers are claiming the total lockdown will happen if people don't respect social distancing, and yet they provide no proof that people aren't doing so. Nor do they have any data as to what the threshold of obedience needs to be. In essence, they're scaring the public over something that they will likely go ahead with anyway.

However, many people are beginning to see through the government lies, because, as the economy continues to tank, and people lose their livelihoods, they're forced to face the harsh reality that their government is working on other agendas.

And, as this backlash builds, you can bet that the UK is also 'weeks away' from Australian-style totalitarian policing: Man in coma after Australian police hit him with CAR and stomp on his head

See also: Some commentary on the brewing backlash from mainstream media:

Below is some footage of the protest movements, from around the Western world, against the inhumane lockdowns:

Birmingham, UK

Belgrade, Serbia

Montreal, Canada




Now they're coming after handshakes, and they know exactly what they're doing

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Are handshakes oh so slightly unhygienic? Of course, they are. That is the point!

That is why a handshake is the greeting of equals. A sign not just of respect, but of a measure of trust, and a sign of equality that is the prerequisite to exploring mutual interest.

A handshake established the participants as equal, or as equal enough that they can engage in mutual enterprise, or conspiracy for that matter.

It is not despite its faint germ-sharing quality that a handshake rose to become *the* greeting of the modern world, but because of it.

Our ancestors understood at an innate level that someone who thinks himself too pure, or too contaminated to grasp your hand could not be trusted.

The willingness to engage in a little germ-sharing was precisely what was required to establish the other was neither too alien nor too warped to work with.