City of Tulsa Will Remove BLM Mural After Local Republican Party Chairman Asks to Paint Pro-Police Message


In this June 15, 2020, file photo, people walk past a Black Wall Street mural in the Greenwood district in Tulsa, Okla.

In this June 15, 2020, file photo, people walk past a Black Wall Street mural in the Greenwood district in Tulsa, Okla.
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The city of Tulsa has ordered that a Black Lives Matter mural, painted on a street in the district where the Black Wall Street massacre happened nearly 100 years ago, be painted over.

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The Wednesday night decision came after chairman of the Tulsa Republican Party, Bob Jack, emailed his city councilor last week, stating interest in having a pro-police “Back the Blue” mural painted, reports KJRH TV. According to the local news station, Jack posed it as a rhetorical question—”he said he was already aware the city had no set process regarding street paintings.”

Jack also proposed a mural that read “Baby Lives Matter,” the Washington Post writes.

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The painting was never officially approved by the city of Tulsa; Jack’s request forced council members to consider how they could allow the BLM message to stand, but not a “Back the Blue” or other right-wing, pro-police message.

“I applaud it,” Councilor Connie Dodson said regarding the BLM mural at Wednesday’s meeting, the Post reports. “It’s great. But at the same point, it comes down to: Yes, if you allow one, then you have to allow all of them.”

The mural, painted on the street in bold yellow block letters in Tulsa’s Greenwood district (similar to how Black Lives Matter Plaza looks in Washington, D.C.), was painted by artists and volunteers on June 18, one the eve of Juneteenth and two days before President Donald Trump’s scheduled visit to the city, according to CNN. Ryan Rhoades, the artist who organized the painting, told KOKI TV that he never meant for the mural to last a long time. In fact, when painters purchased the chalk-based paint, they were told it would wash away with the rain.

But the mural endured, becoming the site of demonstrations and selfies in a neighborhood with a rich, fraught history.

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The Greenwood district, also known as Black Wall Street, was the most prosperous Black neighborhood of its time. As the Post notes, the community was unique for its concentration of Black wealth: Black Tulsans could visit Black doctors and lawyers there, dine at Black-owned restaurants, see films in Black-owned theaters and buy luxury items from Black-owned stores. But after a white mob violently attacked the district in 1921, the neighborhood was burned to the ground and more than 10,000 residents were displaced.

Nearly a 100 years later, Greenwood is still fighting to get proper investment back into the neighborhood. A “Rebuild Greenwood” GoFundMe launched at the beginning of the year by the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce sought to raise $1 million to go toward urgent structural updates to historic buildings. It has raised just under $35,000 as of July 31.

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Briana Shea, who helped organize the Black Lives mural painting, told Tulsa World she was disheartened by the decision-making process the city went through.

“I am kind of disappointed that it was left up to a city vote, not a community vote, because it was all based around community and community (donated) dollars, not city dollars,” Shea said. To her, the mural provided a necessary rallying point during a difficult time for the city’s Black residents.

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“Having that painted there as Trump flew into Tulsa and he was able to see that, I think it says a lot about Tulsa and our history here and how we are not proud of the history but we wanted to make it known that 99 years later we’re still healing from it, and I thought that mural that we did bring healing.”

Jack, whose rhetorical question led to the impending removal of the BLM mural, said he wasn’t opposed to the painting itself.

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“An appropriate manner is go on your building, go on your property,” he said. “Go someplace that is not public property and voice your opinion.”

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Minneapolis reduces number of beaches with lifeguards due to staffing shortage

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board doesn’t have enough lifeguards, so starting Friday it’s reducing the number of beaches with lifeguards from five to three.

Lifeguards will remain on duty at Thomas Beach at Bde Maka Ska, the main beach at Lake Nokomis and at Wirth Beach through Labor Day.

The Cedar Lake East and Lake Harriet North beaches will no longer have them, said Park Board spokeswoman Robin Smothers.

The Park Board had already scaled back lifeguard services this year because of the coronavirus. In a normal year, lifeguards are posted at eight of the Park Board’s 12 beaches. But the board was only able to hire enough lifeguards to staff five beaches this year. Lifeguard services also began a month later than normal, too, on July 2.

“We have been trying to recruit all summer,” Smothers said.

Earlier this week, the Park Board posted on its Facebook page that “we’re still hiring qualified lifeguards this summer! Help us spread the word and help everyone enjoy Minneapolis beaches safely.”

On Friday, Smothers said the Park Board made the decision to consolidate to three beaches because it was no longer feasible to bring on additional staff.

“It would take too long to hire, train and certify new lifeguards,” Smothers said. “By then the season would be over.”

Lifeguard service usually ends in mid-August when many on the staff head back to school.

Smothers said it’s unfortunate that two beaches will go unstaffed a few weeks earlier than normal. She noted that with the recent run of hot weather beaches have “been very popular.”

The Park Board has six full-time lifeguards who work year round, including through the winter at the city’s indoor aquatic’s center. The board generally hires up to 130 additional seasonal lifeguards to staff its beaches and pools. This year it hired only 19.

Seasonal licensed lifeguards must be recertified each year through organizations such as the Red Cross. While the Red Cross offered 120-day extensions to certified lifeguards, other organizations didn’t offer recertification programs this spring with the onset of COVID-19. That meant it was tough to find lifeguards, Smothers said.

“We would have hired more,” Smothers said.

Of the 19 hired, nine have left, leaving the Park Board shorthanded, Smothers said.

“While we are disappointed that we cannot continue lifeguard services at all five beaches through mid-August as we would in a typical year, we are grateful to have enough staff to guard three beaches,” said Tyrize Cox, assistant superintendent of recreation.

Lifeguards will be on duty from noon to 7 p.m. daily at the three beaches, and will stay until 8 p.m. if the temperature is 85 degrees or higher at 6 p.m., the Park Board said.

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How in hell did the Sushant saga turn from nepotism into a Rhea the witch story?

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found hanging inside his room at his Bandra residence in Mumbai on June 14. While the initial reaction to his death was that he had committed suicide, the probe into his death has opened up a pandora’s box with a new theory emerging each day. Here’s a look at what all has happened in the Sushant Singh Rajput case investigation so far.

The Dawood connection
Initially it was said that Sushant was murdered by Dawood Ibrahim who had cleverly carried out the act. But the theory did not hold ground for long.

Nepotism
Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide and there was a flood of condolences from the industry stalwarts and colleagues of the actor. One was from Karan Johar who stated that he regretted not being able to reach out to the actor when he needed him the most. This enraged his fans who said Karan, along with his elite Bollywood mafia gang, had actually looked down upon Sushant and even made fun of the actor on national television (his favourite TV chat show Koffee With Karan).

Bollywod actress Kangna Ranaut was back with her nepotism charge. She was unsparing in her criticism of the big production houses who she said showed preferential treatment to star kids.

Renowned filmmaker Shekar Kapur came out in the open to join the nepotism campaign saying there were times when he let Sushant cry on his shoulder after he lost movies to star kids. During investigation of the case, it was found that Sushant had lost 7 movies even after signing the contract. This prompted the Mumbai police to summon big wigs of all the top production houses for grilling.

From Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Mahesh Bhatt to Aditya Chopra and Karan Johar, the police had asked all the top  Bollywood filmmakers to share their contracts with Sushant. Apoorva Mehta, the CEO of Karan’s Dharma Productions met the cops with the contract so did the YRF too which sent a copy of the Sushant contract. The production houses were asked to explain the reason behind replacing Sushant with other actors after signing him up for their movies.

Depression
The Mumbai police started recording statements of Sushant’s family, friends and colleagues in the industry. While actress Rhea Chakraborty who he was living in with the actor up until a week before his death claimed that the actor was being treated for depression, while Sushant’s ex-girlfriend Ankita Lokhanda claimed that she always knew Sushant as a happy-go-lucky person and that there was no way he was depressed.

Rhea demands CBI probe
Rhea Chakraborty put out a tweet seeking CBI probe into Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. She also asked the case to be transferred from Bihar (Sushant’s native state) to Mumbai saying the actor’s father KK Singh could use his influence to tamper with the case. However, Sushant’s family came forward to file a counter. His father filed a caveat in Supreme Court not to allow the actress’ petition to be heard. Sushant’s family contended that somebody in Mumbai Police was helping the actress.

Sushant family files FIR against Rhea
Sushant Singh Rajput’s father filed an FIR against Rhea Chakraborthy and also accused Rhea of blowing up his son’s money to lead a lavish lifestyle. He also said that the actress had taken with her laptop, jewellery, cash and credit cards from Sushant’s home after she broke up with him on June 8, 2020.

‘Rhea, family lived off Sushant’s money’
The money angle prompted media to dig up more dirt on Rhea. A leading English news channel accessed Sushant’s bank statements which showed that Sushant’s bank balance had plummeted from a whopping Rs 4 plus crores to just over a crore in a matter of two months. On the other hand, his statement reportedly showed details of transactions which apparently was for Rhea and her brother. This included their flight tickets, hotel stay, tuition fee and shopping expenses.

Sushant friends’ testimonies
Meanwhile, Sushant’s best friend Mahesh Shetty, who was one of the persons who the actor called in the last few hours before his death, claimed that Rhea was a control freak who changed his staff after she took charge. In fact, in a sensational expose, Sushant’s bodyguard who was fired just a few days before his death revealed that Rhea would throw parties at Sushant’s expense where the invitees would be her family and friends. He also said that Sushant never attended these parties as he was sick and would mostly be resting in his room. He also said that Sushant’s family had never visited him in the recent days and held Rhea responsible for this.

Another filmmaker friend of Sushant from Bihar, Sandip, ruled out the suicide angle saying Sushant had clear plans for his life and knew exactly what he wanted. He also said that he wanted to leave the film industry to take up for farming in Coorg (Karnataka). However, he stated that Sushant was not in touch with any of his friends over the last few months.

Sushant death turns political in Bihar
With the impending elections in Bihar, politicians are now using the issue for their vote bank demanding a transparent probe into Sushant’s death.

ED slaps PMLA
In a latest development, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed a money laundering case on the basis of an FIR filed by the Bihar Police, according. Sushant’s father KK Singh has accused Rhea and her family of abetting his son’s suicide.

It may be recalled that the central probe agency had sought Bihar police FIR and after studying it, the ED has decided to slap charges under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

They said an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) has been filed against the accused named in the Bihar Police FIR that includes Chakraborty, her family and six others. Rhea and the others are likely to be summoned for questioning soon.

Satyamev Jayate: Rhea
While Sushant’s father claimed that Rhea had transferred 15 crores from his account to an unrelated account. Rhea Chakraborty finally broke her silence and posted a video message stating truth will prevail and all the allegations against her of abetting Sushant’s suicide were false.

‘Sushant family pressurising me’
In another interesting development, Sushant’s friend and flatmate sent an email to the Mumbai police accusing the actor’s family of forcing him to release a statement against Rhea Chakraborty. In his email, Siddharth Pithani has stated that he was under immense pressure to say things about Rhea that he was not even aware of.

He said that he received conference calls from Sushant’s family members and an unknown number on July 22, in which they asked him questions regarding Rhea’s expenses during her stay at Mont Blanc apartment (in Bandra) with the late actor.

With the ED stepping in, the case has now only gotten bigger. It appears even the nepotism campaign has been diluted.

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Protect Yourself at All Times With a Pepper Spray Key Chain for $11


Mace Pepper Spray | $11 | Amazon

While this product is marketed toward women, there’s no good reason anyone can’t pick up a vial of pepper spray. It’s non-lethal protection against humanity’s shortcomings, and it’s only $11 to buy a Mace key chain holding up to 20 burst shots of the peppery substance. The spray reaches up to 12 feet, too, which should be ample room to send your assailant to the floor crying like a baby.

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Twins examine protocols after two Cardinals test positive for COVID-19

Twins officials spent Friday morning going over their health and safety protocols after two St. Louis Cardinals players tested positive for COVID-19.

St. Louis was in the Twin Cities earlier this week to play the Twins in a two-game series Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

The Cardinals players were tested before Wednesday’s game, then traveled after the game to Milwaukee and had an off day on Thursday. Their game on Friday evening against the Brewers has been postponed.

St. Louis’ traveling party, isolated in their Milwaukee hotel, was undergoing rapid testing Friday morning and the team said in a statement that it implemented contact tracing.

Meanwhile, Cleveland is set to play the Twins in the second of a four-game series at Target Field on Friday night, dressing for the second day in the same clubhouse the Cardinals used.

The game is expected to be played as scheduled.

“We are currently working closely with Major League Baseball and the Indians,” Twins President Dave St. Peter said. “Our focus is ensuring a safe environment for players and staff at Target Field.”

The Twins scrub down their facilities multiple times a day and also use disinfecting fogger machines to keep surfaces as clean as possible. Multiple Twins players have, up until this point, spoken of how safe they have felt in their altered work environment.

Major League Baseball said the postponement Friday night and resumption of play Saturday night in Milwaukee “as a result of two positive COVID-19 tests in the Cardinals’ organization is consistent with protocols to allow enough time for additional testing and contact tracing to be conducted.”

Baseball has been rocked by an outbreak of the virus on the Miami Marlins, which has led to them having their games, six in all, postponed through Sunday. Four Marlins players tested positive before a series against the Phillies last weekend, played all three games of that series, then watched the number of infected players soar to 17.

As a result, the Phillies had games against the Yankees postponed as a precaution. The Yankees, instead were sent to Baltimore to play the Orioles since the Orioles series against the Marlins was postponed.

The Phillies had their weekend series against the Blue Jays postponed after two Philadelphia players tested positive for COVID-19. The league had hoped the virus was contained to a handful of teams from the east divisions — but now a club in the central zone has been affected.

After the Twins-Cleveland series, the Pirates come to town for two games before the Twins head to Pittsburgh for two games. Down the road, there’s an Aug. 10-12 series in Milwaukee.

If the Brewers-Cardinals series continues this weekend, the teams would play a Sunday doubleheader with each game going only seven innings under MLB’s new guidelines for doubleheaders.

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CBFC, I-B ministry’s no-objection certificate must for films on army themes: MoD

New Delhi: To prevent any distorted depiction of the Indian Army in films and Web series, the defence ministry has asked the Central Board of Film Certification and the I&B ministry to advise filmmakers to obtain a “no objection” certificate from it before the telecast of any film, documentary or Web series on Army themes.

The ministry also said producers should be advised to ensure that any incident that distorts the defence forces’ image or hurts their sentiments be prevented.

“Some production houses are making Army theme films using content that are distorting the Army’s image,” the letter said.

Sources said the defence ministry got some complaints raising objections about the portrayal of Indian Army personnel and military uniforms in an insulting manner in Web series.

In some Web series, the Army scenes were far from reality and gave a distorted image of the armed forces, said sources. Some “concerned citizens” and ex-servicemen’s associations had even lodged FIRs against a production house seeking legal action on the producer and the OTT platform, the sources said.

After this, the defence ministry asked the CBFC, information technology and I&B ministries to ensure all production houses get a NOC before releasing any film on Army themes.

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The President’s Boy Is Messing Up the Postal Service, and Trump Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way


A USPS postal worker wears a face mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic in hard-hit Imperial County on July 21, 2020, in El Centro, California. Imperial County currently suffers from the highest death rate and near-highest infection rate from COVID-19 in California.

A USPS postal worker wears a face mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic in hard-hit Imperial County on July 21, 2020, in El Centro, California. Imperial County currently suffers from the highest death rate and near-highest infection rate from COVID-19 in California.
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The U.S. Postal Service was out there minding its business until the bully-in-chief took aim at the public service, calling it a joke, demanding it increase prices and claiming that mail-in voting would be compromised. When he was done with all his orange unhinged ranting, Trump did what he’s done throughout his presidency, which is to make sure someone was in place to do his dirty work.

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Trump’s boy Louis DeJoy became the postmaster general in May. Besides mailing letters and buying the stamps of the Confederacy, DeJoy has absolutely no qualifications for this position, but he did have one quality that has always been impressive to Trump: DeJoy is a huge Republican donor, and more specifically, a Trump donor.

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Since taking over the U.S. Postal Service, DeJoy is either so inept that he’s fucking things up, or he is actively working to create mail delays and possibly a clusterfuck during election time. Either way, whether accidental or intentional, he’s doing a great job that only benefits the president.

According to the Washington Post, DeJoy has implemented new cost-saving measures that have created a huge backlog of mail, which is coming right around the time that coronavirus numbers are forcing states to consider expanding mail-in voting and around the time that the president has floated the idea of delaying the November election (which he can’t do, by the way), just as the president’s polling numbers show him trailing the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden like a kite string. This year could likely see a record number of mail-in ballots and President Trump’s boy is fucking up the mail system something awful.

From the Post:

DeJoy, a North Carolina logistics executive who donated more than $2 million to GOP political committees in the past four years, approved changes that took effect July 13 that the agency said were aimed at cutting costs for the debt-laden mail service. They included prohibiting overtime pay, shutting down sorting machines early and requiring letter carriers to leave mail behind when necessary to avoid extra trips or late delivery on routes.

The new policies have resulted in at least a two-day delay in scattered parts of the country, even for express mail, according to multiple postal workers and union leaders. Letter carriers are manually sorting more mail, adding to the delivery time. Bins of mail ready for delivery are sitting in post offices because of scheduling and route changes. And without the ability to work overtime, workers say the logjam is worsening without an end in sight.

As states look to dramatically expand the use of mail-in ballots this fall, postal workers across the country said the changes could lead to chaos in November.

“I’m actually terrified to see election season under the new procedure,” said Lori Cash, president of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 183 in Western New York.

David Partenheimer, spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service, said the recent changes aim to stabilize the agency after decades of financial woes. The procedures are not meant to slow the delivery of ballots or any other mail, he said, also asserting that any problems will be short-lived.

“Of course we acknowledge that temporary service impacts can occur . . . but any such impacts will be monitored and temporary,” Partenheimer said.

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During a recent meeting with DeJoy, “the head of one of the nation’s largest postal workers unions said he shared the ‘deep concerns’ of postal workers that the new procedures are causing mounting backlogs that could affect the election.”

“I vehemently weighed in that this is wrong,” Mark Dimondstein, president of the APWU, which represents more than 200,000 postal employees and retirees, told the Post. “It’s wrong for the people of the country, it’s wrong for the public Postal Service. It drives away business and revenue. And it’s wrong for the workers.”

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Some Michigan voters have already filed complaints with the Postal Service because despite having an Aug. 4 primary, some haven’t even received their ballots as of this week. Election clerks are even asking Michigan voters to drop off ballots Tuesday instead of mailing them because they are afraid that they might not be received in time to be counted.

“I don’t think it’s a widespread issue, but anytime we get mail delayed, especially first-class, or not delivered at all, it becomes a concern,” Phil Kerns, the city clerk of Frankenmuth, in the central part of Michigan, told the Post.

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Former President, and current president of Black people worldwide, Barack Obama even took a swing at Trump’s attempts to muddy up mail-in voting during the election while speaking at civil rights icon John Lewis’ funeral.

“Those in power who are doing their darndest to discourage people from voting . . . even undermining the Postal Service in the run-up to an election that’s going to be dependent on mail-in ballots so people don’t get sick,” the Post reports.

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Sens. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Thomas R. Carper (D-Del.), authored a letter demanding DeJoy—who has aptly been nicknamed “DeLay”—share information about new procedures he’s implemented since taking over.

“Your failure to provide Congress with relevant information about these recent changes or to clarify to postal employees what changes you have directed as Postmaster General, undermines public trust and only increases concerns that service compromises will grow in advance of the election and peak mail volumes in November,” they wrote.

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Also from the Post:

Weeks after DeJoy took over, agency officials released an internal memo announcing a “pivot” for all employees.

Traditionally, postal workers are trained not to leave letters behind and to make multiple delivery trips to ensure mail is delivered on time — which can incur extra costs in overtime hours, transportation and more.

Officials laid out a shift away from this approach, saying that such practices cost the organization about $200 million in added expenses, according to the memo, which was obtained by The Post.

Among the changes is a new, strict cutoff time in the morning for mail carriers to pick up items to deliver that day, several postal employees from three different states said.

The machines that typically sort mail and prepare them for pickup by carriers are being shut down earlier in some areas to cut costs, requiring carriers to sort more mail by hand once they arrive in the morning.

That means any mail that is not ready by cutoff time waits at least another day. And if there is any error in hand-sorted mail, it needs to be rerouted to another carrier — which could lead to three to four extra days of waiting. As a result of these changes, guaranteed shipping dates are not being met, the employees said.

“This is forced. These are things that don’t have to happen,” one worker from Pennsylvania said.

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Unless, of course, these delays—these self-inflicted delays—help the man who you’ve given campaign donations steal an election. Then, it all makes sense.


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Slaying at US judge’s home raises concern about cyberthreats

PHILADELPHIA — In 2005, U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow returned from work to find her husband and mother shot dead in the basement of her Chicago home. Investigators initially focused on a White Supremacist who had put out a hit on Lefkow.

But the killer turned out to be someone else entirely: a homeless electrician who had lost a medical malpractice suit in her courtroom. He killed himself when police pulled him over a week later — and found a list of enemy judges, including Lefkow, in his van.

Lefkow was forced to relive her family tragedy this month when a struggling lawyer armed with a gun and a grudge opened fire at the home of another female judge — U.S. District Judge Esther Salas in suburban New Jersey — killing her 20-year-old son and critically wounding her husband.

“It seems to me it’s almost always men, with these obsessions. They act on on them in violent ways. And it ends up in (these) tragedies,” Lefkow, 76, told The Associated Press.

Both attacks, like others against judges, were carried out by men with a weapon and a vendetta. And in both, the assailants were not on law enforcement’s radar. But the latest case adds a dangerous new twist that authorities nationwide have struggled to thwart until it’s too late: the vast misogyny that proliferates online.

Investigators have concluded that a Manhattan lawyer who seethed about women in obsessive online posts targeted Salas on July 19 — and killed a rival lawyer in the men’s rights movement in California a week earlier — before killing himself in rural New York.

Roy Den Hollander had a document with information about a dozen female judges from across the country — half, including Salas, Latina — with him when he was found dead, two people with knowledge of the investigation told the AP. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the case.

Den Hollander’s anti-feminist screeds go back at least 20 years, when his divorce from a Russian woman he met during a work stint in the country led to years of court filings against her, her lawyer, her workplace and others.

“It was rage against women and it was palpable,” said lawyer Nicholas J. Mundy, who represented Den Hollander’s ex-wife. “If they were successful or had any power over him, he just had a hatred for them, a deep hatred. He would seethe.”

In the years since, the 72-year-old spewed vitriol and sometimes violent imagery about women on his website — deriding his late mother, his ex-wife, friends from childhood and “feminazi” judges in a nearly 2,000-page rant.

The obsessive, unfiltered posts, discovered only after his shooting rampage, alarm those who believe law enforcement must do more to flag the dangerous combination of misogyny, guns and online abuse.

“I’ve been very rattled,” said New York lawyer Carrie Goldberg, who represented some of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sex assault victims, and has been the subject of frequent online harassment. “There was so much public indication by this man of his hatred toward women, his love of guns, and his particularized angst toward Judge Salas.”

Yet the U.S. Marshals Service, which protects the nation’s approximately 2,700 federal judges, said they were not tracking Den Hollander. Marshals typically keep watch over judges in their courthouses. At home, where many have worked during COVID-19 quarantines, judges mostly rely on training and alarm systems installed after the Lefkow attack.

“Many judges are good at being security minded. But it’s not for everybody. And it’s tough to stay in that condition all the time. Guards go down,” said John Muffler, a former U.S. Marshal who led the agency’s National Center for Judicial Security.

In the wake of the Salas attack, some federal judges and legal scholars interviewed by the AP called for the U.S. Marshals Service to spend more time monitoring such online hate speech. That’s complicated by both the expanse of the internet and the thorny question of when criticism protected by the First Amendment becomes a threat.

The Marshals Service said it reviewed more than 1 million “derogatory” social media posts aimed at people it protects during the last fiscal year. However, feminist scholars and activists believe that misogynistic threats are overlooked and under-prosecuted because there are so many of them.

“This is a person who’s been fantasizing about killing women for years,” said Mary Anne Franks, a University of Miami law professor. “If you have left a paper trail like this, you shouldn’t be allowed to get a weapon.”

Den Hollander’s dossier also included a female oncologist thought to have treated him for what he described in his posts as terminal cancer. The illness apparently led him to step down last year from a gender bias case he had pending before Salas, in which he challenged the U.S. military’s male-only draft registration requirement. Salas let the case proceed to trial — but Den Hollander thought she’d moved it along too slowly.

Muffler believes the cancer diagnosis, if true, was likely the trigger for Den Hollander to act on his revenge fantasies. As with the assailant in the Lefkow case — who had lost his home — it was the final straw.

Attacking a judge “is their way of shifting control back to themselves,” said Muffler, now a security consultant.

While threats against federal judges are increasing, and number some 4,400 a year, physical attacks remain rare, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. But when it happens, Muffler said, it’s usually deadly.

Lefkow thought of resigning after losing her loved ones, but she had a family to support, including two daughters still living at home. And the law, she realized, was her calling.

“It ripped the family apart, but you go forward. And do what you have to do,” said Lefkow, who says she sent a letter expressing her condolences to Salas last week.

“I mean, it’s tragic for this family,” she said. “Losing your only child, that’s the worst thing that can happen.”

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GoM دیدار به بحث در مورد Covid وضعیت

گروهی از وزیران (GOM) به رهبری اتحادیه وزیر بهداشت Dr Harsh Vardhan روز جمعه برگزار شد یک جلسه به بحث در مورد رمان coronavirus وضعیت به بیش از 55000 موارد تازه ثبت نام کرده بودند که روز جمعه بالاترین است که تا کنون در یک روز. وجود دارد 779 جدید مرگ و میر به عنوان در اتحادیه, وزارت بهداشت این کشور به طور کلی موارد در حال حاضر نزدیک به 17 لاخ.

در حالی که اتحادیه وزارت بهداشت داده که از صبح روز جمعه گفت هند تا کنون به حال 16, 38, 870 مجموع موارد و 35, 747, مرگ و میر, COVID19India.org قرار دادن این آمار و ارقام توسط شب در 16, 69, 264 کل موارد و 36, 076 مرگ و میر. این کشور حدود 5.5 لاخ فعال افراد آلوده تحت درمان در حالی که بیش از 10.5 لاخ درمان شده است.

وزیر بهداشت نگهداری می شود که هند یکی از بالاترین مورد نرخ مرگ و میر در سطح جهان است که به طور پیوسته در حال کاهش است و این کشور در ramped تا آن آزمایش بزرگ و یک رکورد 6,42,588 آزمايشات انجام شده در 24 ساعت گذشته. این گرفته شده تجمعی آزمون به بیش از 1.88 کرور.

“هند به دست آورد نقطه عطف بیش از 1 میلیون و بهبود آن گرفته شده بازیابی رای دادن به 64.54%. این نشان می دهد که فعال موارد تحت نظارت پزشکی هستند و تنها 33.27 درصد یا حدود 1/3 از کل موارد مثبت. هند را مورد مرگ و میر نیز به تدریج کاهش و در حال حاضر در 2.18% یکی از کمترین ها در سطح جهان” وزیر گفت: در این نشست است. این بود که در 19 جلسه GoM پس از آن تشکیل شد در ماه فوریه هنگامی که سه مورد از COVID-19 بودند شناسایی شده در کشور است.

در حالی که صحبت کردن به شدت از موارد در هند, دکتر Harsh Vardhan اظهار داشت که “از مجموع فعال موارد تنها 0.28% بیماران در ونتیلاتورهای 1.61% بیماران نیاز به ICU پشتیبانی و 2.32% در اکسیژن پشتیبانی”.

به طور کلی میزان بهبودی برای هند است که در حال حاضر 64.54% با بالاترین بازیابی رای ثبت شده توسط دهلی نو در 89.18% به دنبال هاریانا (79.82%). کارناتاکا کمترین میزان بهبودی 39.36%.

دوازده متحده-Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, دهلی نو, آندرا پرادش, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Gujarat, Telangana, بیهار راجستان و آسام – بالاترین نرخ رشد. ماهاراشترا دوباره ثبت بیش از 10 ، 000 موارد تازه در یک روز در حالی که Jammu-کشمیر و هیماچال بیش از حد را شروع کرده اند گزارش تعداد زیادی از موارد در حال حاضر.

سازمان جهانی بهداشت گفته است که سنبله در coronavirus انتقال در چندین کشور شد رانده شدن توسط افراد جوان “اجازه پایین گارد خود”.

در ضمن دهلی نو انجام خواهد شد دور بعدی sero-بررسی ميزان شيوع از اوت 1 به 5 به تجزیه و تحلیل COVID-19 وضعیت در این شهر است. دهلی نو روز جمعه ثبت 1195 تازه موارد از رمان coronavirus و 27 مرگ و میر در نظر گرفتن شمارش آرا در این شهرستان به بیش از 1.35 لاخ در حالی که مرگ و میر از این بیماری با صعود به 3,963.

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Jeremy Pope and Janet Mock Are Teaming Up on a Scandalous Film About Sammy Davis Jr.


Jeremy Pope, left, attends the 2019 LACMA 2019 Art + Film Gala on November 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. ; Sammy Davis Jnr (1925 - 1990), center, phones his wife upon his arrival at London Airport. ; Janet Mock, right, attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.

Jeremy Pope, left, attends the 2019 LACMA 2019 Art + Film Gala on November 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. ; Sammy Davis Jnr (1925 – 1990), center, phones his wife upon his arrival at London Airport. ; Janet Mock, right, attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.
Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images (Getty Images), Colin Davey/Evening Standard/Getty Images (Getty Images), Frazer Harrison/Getty Images (Getty Images)

Hollywood is filled with scandal and we’re about to get a little bit more of it, thanks to Janet Mock and Jeremy Pope.

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According to Deadline, Pope is set to star as Sammy Davis Jr. in Scandalous, an upcoming film based on the interracial love affair between Davis and Kim Novak (Vertigo). Mock will direct the drama as well as “polish the script” by Matthew Fantaci.

Speaking of draaaaama, Deadline has the scoop on what this biopic will explore:

The drama is Romeo and Juliet set in the backdrop of the Hollywood studio system, when star images were carefully controlled. Davis was the color barrier-breaking star who was making $25,000 a week at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas and became one of the first black stars to appear in a dramatic role on television on General Electric Theater. Novak was a discovery of notorious Columbia Pictures head Harry Cohn, who relied on her to replace previous discovery Rita Hayworth, whose string of marriages dimmed her starpower. Novak was the next rising star of Vertigo, and when she and Davis fell in love after being matched up by Tony Curtis, the pressures brought to bear on both were unimaginable as word of their romance hit the Hollywood gossips.

Legend has it that each had reasons to fall in love: Davis had been the victim of extreme racism from the days he got his nose flattened in the army fighting his fellow soldiers all the time, and initially wasn’t able to stay in the Vegas hotels where he performed, until pal Frank Sinatra interceded. He would later tell a biographer he wanted to show them all by dating the most desirable white woman. As for Novak, she was being exploited by Cohn in loan-out deals to other studios that paid him fortunes while she made pennies starring in movies; Cohn was also a suffocating and malignant influence on her. This was a way to establish her independence. But mostly, the stars just fell in love.

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Throw in some civil rights leaders controversy, a reported hit taken out on Davis and a breakup…and you have quite the recipe for a scandalous motion picture.

I’m excited about this initial casting and continuous partnership. Following the premiere of Netflix’s Hollywood ( which Pope and Mock worked together on), Pope’s stardom blasted into the atmosphere on another level as viewers couldn’t help but take their eyes off of his stirring performance as “Archie.” Plus, the recent Emmy nominee already has historic real-life role experience as he portrayed Eddie Kendricks onstage in Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations (for which he earned one of his Tony noms, the other being for Choir Boy in 2019, becoming the sixth actor to be nominated in two categories in the same year).

The plan for this pic is to find its Kim Novak and start shooting in Los Angeles this fall. I’ll definitely keep an eye out for more details on this one. Color me intrigued.

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