French Riot Police Shot Yellow-Vest Organizer in the Eye with Rubber Bullet, Leaving Him Handicapped for Life

Jerome Rodrigues, a 40-year old construction worker, known for his role in organizing Yellow Vest protests, was struck in the eye with a ‘flashball’ rubber bullet as he was using his video camera over the weekend. His lawyer says the damage to his eye has handicapped him for life. He also was struck with a ‘stingball’ grenade on his foot. Rodrigues warned protesters to leave the Bastille due to far-left “black bloc” agitators who had arrived to attack the police. -GEG

A 40-year-old French construction worker known for his role in organizing Yellow Vest protests has been “handicapped for life” after he was struck in the eye with a rubber police bullet, his attorney said Sunday.

“He is in shock. He will be handicapped for life. It is a tragedy for him and his family,” said Rodrigues’s layer, Philippe de Veulle in an interview with BFM Television.

bearded Rodrigues, who has become a well-known figure in the “yellow
vest” movement with 50,000 followers on Facebook, was live-streaming the
protest on the website when he was hit.

Veulle said Rodrigues was struck with a “flashball”, referring to the
40-mm (1.6-inch) rubber projectiles used by French riot police.

devices — which are not used in most European countries — have become
deeply controversial in France since the protests began in November,
blamed for dozens of serious injuries. –AFP via Yahoo!

Speaking from his hospital bed, Rodrigues told LCI television that he was also hit with a stingball grenade. 

“Everything happened very quickly. They threw a grenade at me and I
took a (rubber) bullet. I was attacked twice — a grenade to the foot,
and the bullet.”

In a video of the incident, Rodrigues can be heard warning protesters to leave the Bastille due to far-left “black bloc” agitators who had arrived to attack the police. 

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Witness Testified that Mexican Drug Lord, ‘El Chapo’, Bribed Former President Peña Nieto with $100-Million

Enrique Peña Nieto, who was Mexico’s president from 2012 until last December, took a $100-million bribe from drug lord, El Chapo Guzman, according to Alex Cifuentes, a Colombian, who was the right-hand man of El Chapo Guzman until his capture in 2013. Guzman was extradited to the United States in January, 2017, to face charges of trafficking cocaine, heroin, and other drugs into the country and he currently is on trial. Peña Nieto denies the accusation. Journalists reported that, Under Peña Nieto’s regime, Mexican cartels grew in power as the former president’s government appeared to be unable or unwilling to stop cartel violence. Meanwhile, key cartel figures were suspiciously released from prison. Cifuentes testified that Mexican police, not only allowed the cartel to traffic narcotics, but they also participated in trafficking, selling the drugs themselves. -GEG

Sinaloa drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman paid a $100 million bribe
to former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in 2012, according to
testimony given in a New York federal court on Tuesday.

The testimony was given by Colombian drug lord Alex Cifuentes Villa,
who said that Peña Nieto first contacted Guzman “about the time he was
elected president in late 2012, asking the drug lord for $250 million in
exchange for calling off a nationwide manhunt for him,” The New York Times reported.

Guzman paid a bribe of $100 million to President Peña Nieto?” Guzman
attorney Jeffrey Lichtman asked Cifuentes during cross-examination.

“Yes,” Cifuentes answered.

Cifuentes claimed that Guzman responded to Nieto’s offer by making a $100 million counteroffer.

“The message was that Mr. Guzmán didn’t have to stay in hiding?” Lichtman asked.

“Yes,” Cifuentes responded, adding: “that very thing is what Joaquin said to me.”

admitted to multiple crimes in court, including being involved in a
murder plot in Canada, buying explosives from drug traffickers, paying
off a judge in Ecuador, and kidnapping an official.

Cifuentes testified that Guzman paid off multiple Mexican officials
and, on at least two occasions, “gave the Mexican military between $10
million and $12 million to launch operations to ‘either kill or capture’
associates of the Beltrán-Leyva brothers during his war with them.”

Times also notes that Cifuentes testified that Mexican police not only
allowed the cartel to traffic narcotics but that they also participated
in trafficking, selling the drugs themselves.

Nieto’s ties to Mexican drug cartels have been known for years, as he has been previously linked to the cartels.

investigation released in 2016 revealed that “a series of shell
companies had been used by members of the Juarez cartel to funnel funds
into Peña Nieto’s 2012 election,” Breitbart’s Border and Cartel team reported.
“The investigation was carried out by Mexican award winning journalist
Carmen Aristegui and her team; the subsequent scandal became known as
Monexgate for the cash cards that were given out during Peña Nieto’s

“In addition to receiving funds from cartel
operatives, Peña Nieto’s campaign was run by another politician who has
been singled out in international court hearings as a surrogate for Los
Zetas,” Journalists Ildefonso Ortiz and Brandon Darby continued in their
report. “Under Peña Nieto, Mexican cartels only grew in power as his
government appear[ed] to be unable or unwilling to stop the cartel
violence,” adding, “key cartel figures have been suspiciously released
from prison while his government officials claim[ed] to be improving
security conditions.”

The Sinaloa Cartel, which Guzman ran, is the most prolific drug
trafficking organization in the world and controls the overwhelming
majority of the drug trade in the United States.

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Retired NYU Professor Explains Why Students Prefer Socialism

Dr. Michael Rectenwald, a retired NYU professor, says that socialism spread across college campuses decades ago after professors went to the Soviet Union and were exposed to propaganda about the Soviet system. When they returned, they began teaching socialism to future teachers in the US, and that process of teachers teaching teachers has subverted the entire education system. Rectenwald says nearly all professors in the humanities and social sciences today are left-wing socialists [the generic name for socialism is collectivism.] -GEG

Retired NYU professor Dr. Michael Rectenwald explained how educators are encouraging the spread of socialism throughout college campuses, on “Fox & Friends” Monday.

“You had professors going over to the
Soviet Union from America, going over to the Soviet Union, learning
about the Soviet system of education and being convinced that they
should bring it to the U.S. and re-engineer the entire education system
after it,” he said.

“And this was a professor, particularly
George Counts who came back, taught at Columbia teacher’s college. And
he’s teaching teachers who are going to then propagate the same ideology
that he’s teaching them. This is how it spreads.”

Rectenwald claimed almost half of all professors in academia identify as socialist and said nearly all of them are “leftist.”W

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