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French police make arrests after teacher beheaded in Paris suburb

Source: Reuters

CONFLANS-SAINTE-HONORINE, France (Reuters) - French police were questioning nine people in custody on Saturday after a suspected Islamist sympathiser beheaded a school teacher in broad daylight on the street in a Paris suburb, police sources said.
Police shot the attacker dead minutes after he murdered 47-year-old history teacher Samuel Paty on Friday. The killing shocked the country and carried echoes of an attack five years ago on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Investigators were seeking to establish whether the attacker had acted alone or had accomplices. French media reported that he was an 18-year-old of Chechen origin.

Paty had earlier this month shown his pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in a civics class on freedom of expression, angering a number of Muslim parents. Muslims believe that any depiction of the Prophet is blasphemous.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-france-security-idUKKBN2720BG

1 killed, 7 hurt in late-night stabbings in UK's Birmingham

Source: ABC News

LONDON -- A man was killed and seven people injured in late-night stabbings in a busy nightlife area of the central England city of Birmingham, police said Sunday.

Police said they were searching for a lone male suspect in what appeared to be random attacks.
Chief Superintendent Steve Graham of West Midlands Police said detectives were still investigating the motive but “there is absolutely no suggestion at all that this is terror-related.”

West Midlands Police said officers were called to reports of a stabbing shortly after midnight on Sunday. That was soon followed by reports of other stabbings across the city center over two hours.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/multiple-people-injured-series-stabbings-england-72846051

Trump's weapon is to claim voter fraud. Vote in person & take it away from him.

What can he say if the vast majority vote in person? Nothing other than useless blathering. The risk of catching Covid while voting is low. You're not going to be in a crowded, enclosed space. Most lines are outside. People are spaced. In the voting area, you wont be there longer than 5-10 mins tops. And even then not close to someone.
We ALL need to show up & do it in person. WE, the people, can take away his biggest weapon. The weapon the Russians are using. All by just voting in person. At least in the numbers we did in '18. Obviously there are some who simply cannot vote in person, but most of those probably have always voted absentee. But if we can spend an hour at the grocery store or elsewhere, we can spend an hour or 2 at the polls. We can DO THIS!
Put on our masks, vote in person & shut him DOWN.

USC Dornsife launches 2020 election tracking poll; Biden leads by 11 points

Source: USC

Two centers at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences have launched a daily nationwide poll to track Americans’ opinions about the presidential candidates.

USC researchers will base election forecasts on an updated version of methods used in their groundbreaking 2016 election poll, which tracked crucial inflection points in the election by following the same individuals over time. Data from the 2016 USC poll suggested late-breaking support among certain groups that contributed to Donald Trump’s surprise win in the electoral college.

“Our 2016 Daybreak poll was the USC debut of experimental polling methods pioneered by our team at Rand in 2012,” said Jill Darling, survey director of the 2020 Daybreak Poll, which is conducted by the USC Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research.

“We adjusted our model for the 2018 election and had great success predicting the congressional outcome. This election cycle we’ll be using that model, and two additional methodologies, to track voter support for presidential candidates. We are also asking voters which party’s candidate they’ll vote for in congressional races.”

Read more: https://news.usc.edu/174625/usc-dornsife-2020-election-tracking-poll-biden-lead-11-points/

This poll showed Trump winning in '16. I like the new ways they're evaluating voters.

Couple arrested for hate crime in Brooklyn, allegedly blaming spread of COVID-19 on Jews: Police

Source: ABC News

A couple was arrested after they allegedly shouted anti-Semitic slurs at three Hasidic men in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and tried to rip off their face-coverings while blaming them for the spread of the coronavirus, the NYPD said.

Paulo and Clelia Pinho, 35 and 46 respectively, of Queens, were charged with hate crimes for the incident that took place around 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the corner of Bedford Avenue and Ross Street, the police said. Paul Pinho allegedly called 911 to report a large crowd gathering, according to police.

He and his wife allegedly got out of their car, accosted the men, shouting out slurs and attempted to take away their face coverings, according to the NYPD.

"You’re the reason why we’re getting sick,” one of the suspects allegedly said, according to police.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/couple-arrested-hate-crime-brooklyn-allegedly-blaming-spread/story?id=70616958

Thank goodness for the volunteer security people.
Obviously, hate crime charges should be filed against the cretins

Multiple Arrests Reported At Anti-Police, Anti-MTA Fare Protest Amid Acts Of Subway Vandalism

Source: CBS local

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There were multiple arrests after protesters gathered at Grand Central before taking to the streets Friday night.

Police struggled to hold back the elbow-to-elbow protesters covering the main floor of Grand Central Terminal.
The group started gathering just after 5 p.m., many wearing masks and carrying anti-police posters. Some tried to hang banners in the terminal, all aiming to disrupt the evening commute.

Three masked members of the protest group could be seen in a Twitter video encouraging people to skip fares, damage turnstiles and engage in a mass sabotage of the MTA, pointing followers toward a demonstration at Grand Central.

The group says it wants to abolish subway fares and get rid of police patrols in the transit system.

Read more: https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/01/31/anti-police-protest/

"abolish subway fares and get rid of police patrols". Yeah, THAT will work just fine!!
Supposedly grown adults. Glad it fizzled out, as these fiascos usually do, without the police having to use a ton of force

Lawmakers, Community Step Up Response Amid New Reports Of Anti-Semitic Attacks

Source: CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Jewish people say they are living in fear after a spike in anti-Semitic attacks.

According to the NYPD, there were 229 such crimes in New York City last year alone. That’s more than all other hate crimes combined.
That number was also about 20 percent higher than 2018, when there were 185.

On Thursday, the NYPD charged a 24-year-old woman overnight in an anti-Semitic attack against a young Jewish man in Williamsburg.

Police said the 22-year-old victim was assaulted shortly before 1 p.m. on Wednesday. It was the 13th reported anti-Semitic hate crime across the city since Dec. 23 — the first full day of Chanukah.
“No one should have to put up with walking down the street, being concerned with how I am dressed that I may be a target of an attack,” NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said.

Read more: https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/01/02/arrest-in-13th-antisemitic-incident/

I hope NYC really cracks down on these scumbags. This shit has got to be stopped. Ridiculous hate crime attacks on the most peaceful people.
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