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Protesters pull down controversial obelisk in Santa Fe plaza

Source: KRQE

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Santa Fe crews are at the Plaza cleaning up what’s left of the obelisk protestors tore down. A protest at the Santa Fe Plaza got tense on Monday afternoon with protestors toppling the obelisk. It comes after three days of protests, where some chained themselves to the controversial monument; The obelisk has stood there since the 1800s.

“Whether we like it or not history it’s history and any nation that forgets its past has no future,” said Curtis Valdez of Santa Fe.

City workers were constructing a barrier around it Monday to protect it but protestors managed to wrap ropes around it and rip it down. Video from the Santa Fe New Mexican shows no police on-site as protestors took over. Witnesses told the New Mexican that police were there earlier in the day to forcibly remove demonstrators who were laying on the monument but they left. This comes after a three-day occupation at the Plaza, protestors angry that this obelisk still stands.

It was erected in 1866 to honor Civil War-era soldiers who died in battle. It’s been criticized for being oppressive to Native Americans. Earlier this year, Mayor Alan Webber ordered the obelisk removed, it was too heavy, so only the plaque was removed. The mayor promised further discussion on its future. Monday on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, these protestors supporting Native Americans took drastic measures. Some people applaud the move, others are angry.
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Read more: https://www.krqe.com/news/protests/controversial-obelisk-in-santa-fe-plaza-torn-down/



The monument honored Confederate traitors as well as Union soldiers. Glad to see it gone. We’re remembering the past and rejecting the Whitewash.

This is what voter suppression looks like

“There was no line where I live this year. None. I didn’t wait one second. I walked in and voted. This despicable disparity is on purpose. This is what voter suppression looks like.“ —Walter Shaub

[link:https://twitter.com/waltshaub/status/1315701601349373957?s=21|

Shooting suspect confirmed as nurse called to speak at White House

Source: WSAZ

UPDATE 10/9/2020 @ 11:00 a.m.

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Williamson Police tell WSAZ the shooting victim underwent surgery and is expected to be okay. The criminal complaint lists the suspect as Amy Thorn, but WSAZ has confirmed that Amy is also known as Amy Johnson and Amy Ford.

Records obtained through the West Virginia Board of Registered Nurses indicate that Amy Jolene Johnson has been a registered nurse since at least 2003.

WSAZ spoke to Amy Ford earlier this year when she traveled to NYC to work during the pandemic.

Ford was also recognized at the Republican Convention in August.

According to a criminal complaint, Amy Thorn, 39, shot Jonda Whitt near 841 Vinson street in Williamson.

Thorn is charged with malicious wounding.

Read more: https://www.wsaz.com/2020/10/08/shooting-in-williamson-sends-woman-to-the-hospital/



This POS, like the McCloskeys, spoke at the fascist convention in August. Going to go out on a limb and assume the yokel shot her victim over the drug dealer they were both sleeping with.

Woman finishes bar exam while in labor and right after giving birth

A law school graduate has given the term "supermom" a whole new meaning after completing the Illinois State Bar exam during labor and after delivery.

Brianna Hill, 28, was taking part one of the two-part test on Oct. 5 when her water broke. The test was administered remotely this year amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, Hill told "Good Morning America."

"I started the second section and 15 to 20 minutes in, I started having contractions," Hill said. "I had already asked for an accommodation to get up and go to the bathroom because I was 38 weeks pregnant and they said I'd get flagged for cheating. I couldn't leave the view of the camera."

"I was determined," Hill added as to why she didn't stop the exam after showing signs of labor. "Also, I've never been pregnant before, so I was [thinking], 'I don't know what this feels like.'"

Hill's original due date was Oct. 19. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago's School of Law in May, and was initially set to take the Bar July 28 and 29, though the exam was postponed due to COVID-19.

A few hours later, Hill and Andrew's first child, a boy named Cassius Phillip Andrew, arrived, weighing 6 pounds, 5 ounces.

Meanwhile, Hill was still scheduled to finish part two of the Bar the following day, on Oct. 6.

Hill said her midwife and hospital staff reserved a private room for her on the labor and delivery floor so she could complete the exam. They even put a "do not disturb" sign on the door, Hill said.

The hospital confirmed to "GMA" that Hill finished her exam after giving birth.

"There were all these professional women supporting me and my professional goals, even though I just became a mother and it was their job to support me in that," Hill said of the medical staff.

"My biggest takeaway is that I have an incredible support system from my mom ... I called my husband to tell him my water broke and he said, 'OK, we're going to figure out how you're going to finish this test' and all my law school friends texting saying, 'You got this,'" Hill said.

"I'm really thankful," she added. "Life throws curve balls at you but when I have a goal, I'm going to see it through."

One of Hill's professors, Miranda Johnson, recently sang her praises on LinkedIn, writing, "My former student/advisee Brianna Hill (now a Loyola Law and Civitas ChildLaw Center graduate) and brand new mom is a superhero!"

In January, Hill will start a job as a legal aid organizer in Chicago doing housing work associated with eviction defense, subsidized housing and landlord-tenant issues in low-income communities.

As for baby Cassius, Hill said he's doing great and loves snuggling with mom and dad.


[link:https://twitter.com/abc/status/1314760354346536961?s=21|

"RADICAL LEFT DEMOCRATS GOT COUGHT COLD"

Let’s ask, again: Did the degenerate 🤡 go to the debate knowing it had COVID-19?

Chris Wallace thinks he was positive: https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/fox-news-anchor-moderator-chris-wallace-believes-trump-infected-covid-19-debate/507-93f3230a-88cf-49f8-b802-c16e048854f1

On the evidence presented thus far, is there probable cause to conclude it was an attempt to
get Joe sick?

Arizona--McSally flails in debate with Mark Kelly

The moderator puts her forked-tongue right back into her mouth for her. Enjoy!
[link:https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1313700609531543553?s=21|

Kellyanne Conway: "It's clear who's really sick."

The implications are obvious.
[link:https://twitter.com/mmpadellan/status/1313457357427535874?s=21|

A credible M.D. says he should have been restrained and held for psych eval

[link:https://twitter.com/drleanawen/status/1312896628274147333?s=21|

Senator Tom Tillis, NC, positive for COVID-19

[link:https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/1312184476131180545?s=21|

Fly MAGA Airlines

[link:https://twitter.com/la_karma1/status/1311747340739448835?s=21|
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