The 5-month old Hong Kong protests were initially triggered by a bill allowing extradition to mainland China. The bill was withdrawn in September, but anti-government demonstrations continue. Over the past week, Hong Kong authorities have fought with students at various universities. Police raided the occupation of Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) by protesters, and some of them battled against police with petrol bombs, bricks, arrows and other weapons. Police were authorized to used live rounds on students using lethal weapons. Some 600 students have walked off campus, due to ill-health and hypothermia after being blasted by water cannons, giving themselves up to police; they face 10 years in prison for protesting. Another 100 demonstrators remain inside, surrounded by police.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) was another focal point of conflict with the police. CUHK hosts the Hong Kong Internet Exchange (HKIX) that allows users to exchange information locally without routing through any other country. Communists in Beijing can either shut down the internet or monitor internet communications if it takes control of HKIX.
It’s like something out of a movie.
After a three-day standoff, roughly 100 students remain trapped inside the campus of Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University. For more than a day, police have had the campus surrounded, and have warned protesters that there’s only one way out – in handcuffs.
Despite a potential 10-year prison sentence (laws against rioting, which are being applied to the protesters, carry heavy penalties), some 600 students have already walked off campus into the waiting arms of police. Some surrendered because they were in ill-health after hypothermia set in. Of the 600 who left, 400 were above the age of 18 and were immediately arrested, while the 200 minors were stopped, then sent home. They could still face charges pending further investigation, the NYT reported.
Incredible as it may sound, the politicians and the media are blaming the tragedy on the fact that the size of the party exceeded the limit during Covid lock down! Everyone in authority is playing this story with that spin.
Chicago PD reported 13 police officers were injured, and there was $60-million worth of property damage. Chicago Black Lives Matter says they will continue to “rouse up” until the Chicago Police Department is abolished.
Thirteen police officers were injured, and a security guard and a civilian also were struck by gunfire. The Mayor and Chief of Police responded with stern words against the rioters. [Now we shall see what their actions are.]
The police department’s $400 million budget was cut by about $3 million. Council member Kshama Sawant was the sole “no” vote because she felt the proposals didn’t go far enough. Riots broke out and Amazon, Whole Foods, and a Chase Bank were vandalized. Police Chief Carmen Best has resigned from her position.
A woman, 73, who uses a walker, was blocked and harassed when she tried to put out a fire in a trash barrel. She had made a BLM sign to show her support for the group but discovered the hard way that she was dealing with people who had the destruction of America as their goal, not racial justice.
It is possible that Trump may be the preferred candidate of the deep state because he will have far more support of the American people than Biden would when the President declares martial law. That IS the end game of the deep state. Look up the definition of ‘controlled opposition’ and read it twice.
Both the US Surgeon General and the CDC have flip-flopped on this issue but keep returning to the ‘wear-the-mask’ position, perhaps as a psychological measure to convince the sleeping public convinced that the pretended pandemic is real.
All of these actions are unconstitutional, because they are within the jurisdiction of Congress, not the President. However, the government will argue – and the courts will uphold – the idea that the Constitution is suspended in times of national emergency, which is in the power of the President to declare.
Teams now are stopping travelers arriving in the city by train, requiring them to complete a health-status form, and advising that they face fines as high as $10,000 for failing to quarantine. Officials say that the effort relies on voluntary compliance – for now.
In a vote-by-mail system, a large percentage of voters, who otherwise might go to the polls, would not be able to vote. No one knows for sure what will happen to those undeliverable ballots, and it is not paranoia to believe that many of them will be mailed in by unknown partisan activists.
The new law would permit some voters, namely the elderly and those with physical disabilities, to request that someone else fill out and hand in their ballot, a practice Republicans repeatedly decried as illegal “ballot harvesting.”
Columnist Seth Barron says the lawsuit is being used to blame the NRA for the massive 200% increase in shootings, instead of Democrat policies such as releasing prisoners, eliminating bail, restricted police power, and cutting the budget of law enforcement.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given a broad range of powers to local councils theoretically to contain COVID outbreaks. Among those powers is the demolition of care facilities, businesses and private homes, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes.
The letter demandd that citizens be given the opportunity to refuse restrictions on personal freedom without any penalty being imposed on those who do not wish to use vaccines, contact tracking or any similar tool.
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