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Judge who's criticized Capitol insurrection to hear Trump's challenge to House subpoena of presidential records

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/19/politics/tanya-chutkan-trump-records-lawsuit/index.html

Washington (CNN)A federal judge who has strongly criticized the January 6 insurrection and handed down prison time to some convicted rioters is set to hear former President Donald Trump's challenge to a House subpoena of records from his time in office related to the siege.

Judge Tanya Chutkan was assigned to hear Trump's suit, which lawyers for the former President filed on Monday.
The case represents an early challenge for the bipartisan House select committee investigating the insurrection, with lawyers for Trump now having to convince Chutkan to block the House from getting access to a tranche of Trump-era records, which the Biden administration declined last week to assert executive privilege over, prompting the Trump lawsuit.

Speaking earlier this month at a sentencing hearing for a nonviolent rioter who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of illegally demonstrating in the Capitol, Chutkan made a tacit reference to Trump, saying that the rioter "did not go to the United States Capitol out of any love for our country ... He went for one man."
During the same hearing, she described the January 6 episode as "a violent mob seeking to overthrow the lawfully elected government," adding that the crowd that day posed a "very real danger ... to our democracy."
Chutkan also said that rioters "soiled and defaced the halls of the Capitol and showed their contempt for the rule of law."
"The country is watching to see what the consequences are for something that has not ever happened in the country before," she said.
And last week, Chutkan sentenced two cousins with extensive criminal records to 45 days in jail for storming the Capitol, a somewhat rare punishment among convicted January 6 rioters. In doing so, she blasted the men for their "decision to take that protest and turn it into a violent occupation of the US Capitol ... at a time when we were attempting the peaceful transfer of power."
Chutkan did not preside over Trump's previous efforts to prevent Congress from obtaining documents, including tax records, or testimony.
But Chutkan handled the criminal proceedings against Maria Butina, a Russian national who pleaded guilty in 2018 to conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government after she tried to infiltrate conservative American political groups and promote Russian interests.
Lawyers for the former President alleged in their suit that the House's requests for documents from the executive branch "are unprecedented in their breadth and scope and are untethered from any legitimate legislative purpose."
Attorneys for Trump's legal team declined CNN's request for comment.
Chutkan was nominated by President Barack Obama in 2014. She previously worked at both private practices and as a public defender in DC, and conveys a sense of toughness and control over her hearings.
Federal judge rejects comparisons between Capitol insurrection and racial justice unrest
Federal judge rejects comparisons between Capitol insurrection and racial justice unrest
Neil Eggleston, who served for a time as White House counsel under Obama, described Chutkan as an efficient jurist, adding that she likely knows her eventual ruling will be appealed by the losing party.
"Judge Chutkan can handle this quite quickly if she wants to and I think she probably will. She was a very efficient judge. (She will) give each side 10 days to brief it, have a hearing and decide it," he told CNN. "She knows whatever she decides is not going to stay with her."
The National Archives is slated to turn over the lawmakers' requested documents to them by early next month -- putting Trump's court pursuit on a short timeline if he wants to block the release of the information.

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Florida private school ordering pupils who get a COVID-19 shot to stay home for 30 days

https://www.wpbf.com/article/miami-private-school-ordering-pupils-who-get-a-covid-19-shot-to-stay-home-for-30-days/38016880

A Miami private school, which previously asked teachers not to get the COVID-19 vaccine or they wouldn't be allowed to return this school year, has now asked parents to keep their children home for 30 days if their child has received a vaccine dose, citing false and disproved claims about the impact of the inoculation, according to a letter sent to parents and obtained by WSVN.

The letter from Centner Academy, read in part, "...if you are considering the vaccine for your Centner Academy student(s), we ask that you hold off until the Summer when there will be time for the potential transmission or shedding onto others to decrease," WSVN reported.

"Because of the potential impact on other students and our school community, vaccinated students will need to stay at home for 30 days post-vaccination for each dose and booster they receive and may return to school after 30 days as long as the student is healthy and symptom-free," the letter added, according to WSVN's reporting.

The school had previously made unsubstantiated claims about adverse reactions non-vaccinated people could have by "interacting with people who have been vaccinated" that have not been identified in or supported by research by the Centers for Disease Control, Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health or World Health Organization.

All four agencies, backed by extensive research, have confirmed that vaccines are the best method of defense against the spread of the coronavirus and severe illness and death from COVID-19.

"Centner Academy's policy was enacted as a prudent precautionary measure after much thoughtful deliberation," Centner Academy co-founder David Centner said in a statement provided to CNN. "To be clear, the school leadership does not believe that one who is vaccinated can infect another person with COVID. Further, the school is not opining on whether a vaccinated person can negatively impact others."

"However, due to voluminous anecdotal reports in circulation on this latter topic, we must err on the side of caution when making decisions that may impact the health of the school community. Until there are definitive and scientifically proven studies that refute these reports, we need to do what is best for our students and staff," Centner added.

CNN has reached out to Centner Academy requesting a copy of the email sent to families.

The CDC, on its page dedicated to Myths and Facts about vaccines, says: "Vaccine shedding is the term used to describe the release or discharge of any of the vaccine components in or outside of the body. Vaccine shedding can only occur when a vaccine contains a weakened version of the virus. None of the vaccines authorized for use in the U.S. contain a live virus."

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is approved for people ages 16 and older and has emergency use authorization (EUA) for children 12-15. Pfizer is seeking an EUA for a lower-dose vaccine for children 5 to 11.

The vaccines of two other U.S. makers -- Moderna and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen -- are authorized for people 18 and older. The vaccines are being studied in younger ages.

Teachers warned in April
In April the Centner Academy asked its employees to wait until the end of the school year to get vaccinated, but still cautioned that if they did, they wouldn't be allowed to return for the next academic year.

The school's CEO and co-founder, Leila Centner, sent a letter to faculty and staff at the Centner Academy citing unsupported assertions about COVID-19 vaccines that contradicted a large body of evidence of the vaccines' safety and efficacy from health experts.

Centner AcademyThis school asked teachers not to get COVID-19 vaccine or they won't be allowed to return next year
Centner claimed in the letter that "it will be years before we have reliable information regarding the short- and long-term effects of the COVID-19 vaccines."

Extensive testing has shown the three vaccines are both safe and effective, according to federal regulators.

When it opened in 2019, the Centner Academy described itself as the "first happiness school," with an emphasis on mindfulness. Nearly 300 students attend the school, which offers preschool through middle school, with tuition peaking at $29,850 before fees, according to the school website.

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General Discussion Forum / FAMU HOMECOMING 2021
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God bless him!!🙏🏿🙏🏿

25 years after walking away from NBA, Miss. pastor to be inducted into SWAC Hall of Fame

https://www.wlbt.com/2021/10/18/25-years-after-walking-away-nba-miss-pastor-be-inducted-into-swac-hall-fame/

CARTHAGE, Miss. (WLBT) - Preacher. Basketballer. It’s a rare combination, but the real-life story of Carthage Pastor Marcus Mann.

He’s one of two Mississippians to be inducted into the Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame.

“We look forward to honoring you,” SWAC Commissioner Dr. Charles McClelland said in a letter to Mann.

“It feels good,” Mann said. ”I feel humbled.”

So why would anyone want to walk away from the National Basketball Association? It’s a goal more kids dream than achieve.

“It’s a story of obedience and faith,” Mann said.

The story begins in the summer of 1996, the same year basketball legends like Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, and Steve Nash were drafted.

A young Marcus Mann from Mississippi Valley State University was also handpicked by Golden State Warriors in the second round of the NBA draft.

Graduating with a 3.8 GPA, Mann averaged 21 points per game and led the nation in rebounds.

“I flew to Oakland [California] and signed the contract,” he said.

The guaranteed rookie minimum salary of $220,000 would hit Mann’s bank account when the Warriors kicked off their 51st season on Nov. 1, 1996, at San Jose Arena against the Los Angeles Clippers.

He’d made it - but something wasn’t right.

“I couldn’t shake this feeling,” Mann described. “I kept going to practice but I felt the love of the game leaving. I wrestled with it for several days and I knew God was leading me in a different direction.”

He changed his mind, drastically altering his course, opting out of sports and into ministry.

“From that day until this, I have no regrets... none whatsoever,” Mann said.

Mann said he’s enjoyed raising his daughter and full-time ministry in schools, prisons, drug and alcohol rehabs, and as pastor of First Baptist Church in Carthage.

Marcus Mann and his daughter, Miyah at her high school graduation
Marcus Mann and his daughter, Miyah at her high school graduation(Marcus Mann)
His newest assignment is as a character coach at Mississippi College. The salary - zip. It’s a volunteer job that he says has the ultimate payback.

“I get to encourage young people to walk by faith and not feelings,” he added. “I tell ‘em, ‘write your plans in pencil but give God the eraser because where you think you might end up may not be where God wants you to be.”

Mann will be honored during the 2021 Celebration Bowl Weekend in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, December 17, 2021.


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Miracle!!!  :o

https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2021/10/19/plane-down-near-houston-executive-airport-no-one-killed/

WALLER COUNTY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — No one was killed, according to KTRK TV, when a fixed wing multi-engine plane crashed in Waller County on Tuesday, Oct. 19.

DPS officials said 21 people were on board. They were headed to the Astros game in Boston. One person was sent to the hospital with back injuries but everyone evacuated safely. The youngest passenger was 10 years old.

The Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed the incident near Morton and Cardiff roads, which is not too far from the Houston Executive Airport, in the southeast corner of Waller County.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz have next to nothing to show from their fundraising tour

https://washingtonpress.com/

The deplorable Republican representatives have burned through all the money that their summer tour generated.

Sometimes something resembling justice just happens.

It is with a sense of extreme satisfaction that we are able to report that the Put America First Political Action Committee, the fundraising organization founded by two of the Trumpiest of Republican congressional representatives, Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), is damn near broke.

Whether this is despite — or because of — the deplorable pair’s summer-long fundraising tour to extricate donations from the rubes who buy their litany of lies and hate speech is uncertain, but it certainly seems like the results of their money-grabbing schemes fell far short of their expenditures in mounting the campaign.

According to an account in Mother Jones, only six months after the founding of the Put America First PAC, the joint fundraising committee has seen its coffers nearly totally depleted.

The PAC’s latest campaign filings show a balance of only $13,000, barely enough to afford a new set of barbells for Rep. Greene and a quick hop to the Bahamas with an under-aged sweetie for Congressman Gaetz.

It’s not exactly what the two GOP rabble-rousers expected when they launched their fundraising extravaganza and managed to rake in $360,000 during the initial weeks of the tour.

One of the issues the right-wing campaign faced was the last-minute cancellation of some of its events after local officials and venue owners had second thoughts about hosting the divisive hate fests the two congresspeople oversaw.

Those sudden changes in plans and locations proved not only costly but managed to reduce the turnout at the events as they were forced into smaller venues as last-minute substitutions for the original locations.

Even when Grene and Gaetz did manage to successfully hold an event that attracted a sizable crowd — like their August event in Iowa — they somehow also managed to lose money on it.

Put America First raised only $57,000 between July 1 and September 30, but actually expended $159,000 to take in that paltry amount, a shortfall obvious even to the two notoriously dim GOP legislators.

Mother Jones details a few of the reasons that both the PAC and the lawmakers’ individual fundraising efforts are hemorrhaging cash, including a penchant for booking lavish accommodations at luxury hotels while on the road.

“Gaetz’s campaign spent lavishly on stays at hotels and resorts across the country. In total, the campaign spent $29,867 on lodging over July, August and September, including $2,300 in early July at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Naples, Florida; $2,100 on an ultra-luxury hotel in downtown Portland, Oregon, in early September; and almost $1,500 on a Kimpton hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts in August,” the magazine reports.

It also reveals the fact that in examining Rep. Greene’s campaign finances, the percentage of money spent on raising contributions soared from 43% of her total donations in the beginning of the year to 70% of her take in the past three months.

The good news is that for every dollar spent on palatial hotel stays, less money is available for the fear and hate-mongering that the two lawmakers spread where ever they go.

Even better is the fact that less money will be available for any re-election campaigning and, in Gaetz’s case, for his criminal defense once his expected indictment on sex trafficking of a minor charges takes place.

Yes, the financial struggles of Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene are a small sign of hope in the struggle to restore the American political landscape to something resembling normalcy, if not sanity.

It demonstrates that the struggle of progressives to defeat the forces of the right-wing is beginning to bear fruit, but only indicates that that struggle must continue even more forcefully until the threat from the forces of regression and fascism is thoroughly contained.



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https://apnews.com/article/business-environment-and-nature-california-long-beach-6f082de6db42f1bec287fba7d781966c

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct 7, 2021 file photo, Workers in protective suits clean the contaminated beach in Corona Del Mar after an oil spill in Newport Beach, Calif. California's uneasy relationship with the oil industry is being tested again by the latest spill to foul beaches and kill birds and fish off Orange County. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
Investigators believe a 1,200-foot (366-meter) cargo ship dragging anchor in rough seas caught an underwater oil pipeline and pulled it across the seafloor, months before a leak from the line fouled the Southern California coastline with crude.

A team of federal investigators trying to chase down the cause of the spill boarded the Panama-registered MSC DANIT just hours after the massive ship arrived this weekend off the Port of Long Beach, the same area where the leak was discovered in early October.

During a prior visit by the ship during a heavy storm in January, investigators believe its anchor dragged for an unknown distance before striking the 16-inch (40-centimeter) steel pipe, Coast Guard Lt. j.g. SondraKay Kneen said Sunday.

The impact would have knocked an inch-thick concrete casing off the pipe and pulled it more than 100 feet (30 meters), bending but not breaking the line, Kneen said.

Still undetermined is whether the impact caused the October leak, or if the line was hit by something else at a later date or failed due to a preexisting problem, Kneen said.

“We’re still looking at multiple vessels and scenarios,” she said.

 cargo ship dragging anchor in rough seas caught an underwater oil pipeline and pulled it across the seafloor, months before a leak from the line fouled the Southern California coastline with crude.

A team of federal investigators trying to chase down the cause of the spill boarded the Panama-registered MSC DANIT just hours after the massive ship arrived this weekend off the Port of Long Beach, the same area where the leak was discovered in early October.

During a prior visit by the ship during a heavy storm in January, investigators believe its anchor dragged for an unknown distance before striking the 16-inch (40-centimeter) steel pipe, Coast Guard Lt. j.g. SondraKay Kneen said Sunday.

The impact would have knocked an inch-thick concrete casing off the pipe and pulled it more than 100 feet (30 meters), bending but not breaking the line, Kneen said.

Still undetermined is whether the impact caused the October leak, or if the line was hit by something else at a later date or failed due to a preexisting problem, Kneen said.

“We’re still looking at multiple vessels and scenarios,” she said.

The Coast Guard on Saturday designated the owner and operator as parties of interest in its investigation into the spill, estimated to have released about 25,000 gallons (94,635 liters) of crude into the water, killing birds, fish and mammals.

The accident just a few miles off Los Angeles’ Huntington Beach fouled beaches and wetlands and led to temporary closures for cleanup work . While not as bad as initially feared, it has reignited the debate over offshore drilling in federal waters in the Pacific, where hundreds of miles of pipelines were installed decades ago.

The DANIT’s operator, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, is headquartered in Switzerland and has a fleet of 600 vessels and more than 100,000 workers, according to the company.

MSC representatives did not immediately respond to email messages seeking comment. A security guard reached by telephone at the company’s headquarters in Geneva said it was closed until Monday.

The vessel’s owner, identified by the Coast Guard as Dordellas Finance Corporation, could not be reached for comment.

The DANIT arrived in Long Beach this weekend after voyaging from China, according to marine traffic monitoring websites.

The investigation into what caused the spill could lead to criminal charges or civil penalties, but none have been announced yet, and Kneen said the probe could continue for months.

Attorneys for MSC and Dordellas will have the chance to examine and cross-examine the government’s witnesses in the case and also to call their own witnesses, according to the Coast Guard. The investigation also includes the National Transportation Safety Board and other agencies.

Kneen declined to say if any damage was found to an anchor on the DANIT after a team of at least five investigators spent much of Saturday aboard the ship.

At least two other vessels were previously boarded by investigators, who are examining logs kept by the ships’ captains, officers and engineers and voyage data recorders — equivalent to the so-called black box on airplanes.

In response to the new focus on the DANIT, the Houston-based owner of the damaged pipeline, Amplify Energy, thanked the Coast Guard for its continued work on the case.

Amplify representatives have not directly responded to questions about an hourslong delay between an alarm indicating a potential problem with the pipeline and the company reporting the leak to federal authorities.

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Irate United Airlines passenger ejected from plane after berating flight crew and threatening to break someone's neck

https://www.alternet.org/amp/maskless-airline-passenger-2655309819

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Black state trooper in Louisiana faces termination after accusing colleagues of murder

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/15/us/louisiana-black-state-trooper/index.html

A Louisiana state trooper who accused colleagues involved in the death of Ronald Greene of murder and an alleged internal coverup says he was notified he will be fired.

Carl Cavalier gave an interview in June to CNN affiliate WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge. During this interview, he describes what he believes was an internal coverup to protect the troopers involved in Greene's death.

On May 10, 2019, Greene died in the wake of a police chase with Louisiana State Police (LSP) near Monroe, Louisiana. Greene's family said they were told by LSP that Greene died in a car crash, but body camera and dash camera video released to the public two years later tell a different story of what happened.

The videos show Greene was tased, kicked and punched by LSP officers before he died in their custody.

Two troopers involved in the incident were reprimanded for their actions that night, including for not following procedures for body-worn cameras. A third was to be terminated for violations regarding body-worn camera and car camera systems, use of force, performance, lawful orders and for conduct unbecoming an officer. That trooper died in a car crash before he could be fired, according to LSP Superintendent Col. Lamar Davis.

Shortly after the release of the video, Cavalier spoke with WBRZ, saying he believes there needs to be arrests, including of the former agency head. Cavalier said the individuals went "unpunished" and are "still patrolling the streets."

"We still have murderers, in my eyes, on the job," he said.
Since then, Cavalier has made several media appearances in which he criticized the department's handling of the case. CNN has reached out to Louisiana State Police for comment.
"Trooper Cavalier received the decision of the appointing authority to move forward with termination based on an administrative investigation which revealed he violated several departmental policies," Louisiana State Police spokeswoman Melissa Matey said Thursday in an emailed statement to the Washington Post. "It should be noted that our disciplinary administrative process is not finalized and Cavalier remains an employee at this time."
Here's what the autopsy says about the death of Ronald Greene
Cavalier told CNN he received a termination letter last week from State Police Superintendent Lamar Davis. The letter, which he shared with CNN, says an investigation found Cavalier violated department policies and procedures.

The internal investigation, according to the letter, claims that Cavalier violated the department's policy on "Public Statement," "Lawful Orders," "Loyalty to the Department," "Dissemination of Information," "Seeking Publicity" and "Conduct Unbecoming an Officer."
Cavalier, who is Black, filed a lawsuit in September against LSP, where he alleges his complaints went ignored and several of his superiors racially discriminated against him for years.


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General Discussion Forum / Texas roads are awful!
« on: October 16, 2021, 09:23:31 AM »
The Farm-to-Market rural roads. Do they ever replace or stripe mark them?? Merge left lanes with right pointing arrows. God awful canyon ruts in the driving lanes.  :no:

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Politics / British lawmaker dies after stabbing
« on: October 15, 2021, 11:49:45 AM »
https://www.thedailybeast.com/david-amess-stabbed-multiple-times-at-constituency-surgery

Five years ago, the British member of parliament Jo Cox was shot and stabbed to death while doing her job. On Friday, it happened again.

Police have confirmed that Sir David Amess, a veteran lawmaker in the British parliament, has died after being stabbed multiple times at a public meeting. One man, 25, has been arrested at the scene.

The member of parliament was attacked Friday at a church in Leigh-on-Sea, around 40 miles east of London. He was holding a constituency surgery—a regular open event where residents can lobby their representative—at Belfairs Methodist Church when a 25-year-old man reportedly walked into the building and stabbed him.

In a statement, Essex Police wrote that they were called to a suspected stabbing shortly after midday: “We attended and found a man injured. He was treated by emergency services but, sadly, died at the scene. A 25-year-old man was quickly arrested after officers arrived at the scene on suspicion of murder and a knife was recovered. He is currently in custody.”

The lawmaker’s parliamentary office has not released any details. Amess is survived by his wife, Julia, four daughters and one son.

Amess was first elected to parliament in 1983 and he represented Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party. Johnson’s wife, Carrie, wrote on Twitter: “Absolutely devastating news about Sir David Amess. He was hugely kind and good. An enormous animal lover and a true gent. This is so completely unjust. Thoughts are with his wife and their children.”

British Parliament
The murder brought back traumatizing memories of the assassination of Jo Cox MP in 2016 who, like Amess, was killed while carrying out one of the most basic requirements of a British MP. U.K. Lawmakers are expected to hold a few public meetings a month, usually in a church or a town hall, where local residents can share their problems and concerns.

However, it turns politicians into sitting ducks. Amess, like Cox and all other MPs, advertized the location and time of the meeting on his website. There is no security at the surgeries unless there is a specific threat—normally, MPs will be accompanied by one member of staff. There is nothing to stop people with violent intent from attending.

Cox’s widow, Brendan, said the connection between the murders of Amess and his late wife were obvious to see, writing: “My thoughts and love are with David’s family. They are all that matter now. This brings everything back. The pain, the loss, but also how much love the public gave us following the loss of Jo. I hope we can do the same for David now.”

In a book published last year, Amess lamented Cox’s assassination and its ramifications for British politics. He wrote: “She was approaching the library where her constituency surgery was to be held when she was attacked and killed in the most barbaric fashion imaginable.”

He added that he had “experienced nuisance from the odd member of the general public at my own property,” and wrote: “There can be no doubt that as a result of these heightened security concerns most members have modified or changed the way they interact with the general public.”

Now, following his death—the second assassination of a British politician in the space of five years—the colleagues he leaves behind will ask if the old way of doing things has to change for good to avoid a further tragedy.

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Marine officer who criticized senior US officials over Afghanistan withdrawal to plead guilty to some charges

https://www.foxnews.com/us/marine-officer-who-criticized-senior-u-s-officials-over-afghanistan-withdrawal-to-plead-guilty-to-some-charge

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https://news.yahoo.com/christina-nance-woman-found-dead-182337132.html

Christina Nance, 29, was found dead inside a police van parked outside the law enforcement offices in Huntsville, Alabama. Now, her family is demanding answers.

Local media reports state that Ms Nance was discovered at around 9.15am on Thursday outside the Huntsville Public Safety Complex. A police officer found the body in an old and unused police vehicle as he was walking to a car in the parking lot.

AL.com reported that the Madison County Coroner’s Office found no evidence of foul play or trauma.

Police said that an autopsy and a toxicology analysis could provide further evidence on the cause of death this week.

Ms Nance’s sister Whitney Nance told WAFF that the family wants to see any available security footage.

“We do not believe that our sister would just randomly walk to a van and climb in it. First of all, why wasn’t the van locked on police property?” she said, adding that the family reported Ms Nance missing about two weeks ago and that they had been looking for her.

“She was in the van the entire time and nobody knew. Not even the police department knew,” the sister said. She added that when the family went to police headquarters asking to see surveillance footage, they were told that the investigator on the case was out of the office.

Whitney Nance said that her sister had been to the police department on numerous occasions to ask for help, and that family members had picked her up there several times after receiving calls from Christina Nance.

During a press conference on Sunday, relatives urged the police to release more information about the death.

News 19 reported that Frank Matthews, a cousin of Ms Nance, said during the briefing that “we really don’t know how our relative’s body was found inside a police van on police property and we need some justice”.

“We need some clarity and Christina cannot speak for herself,” he added.

WHNT reported that Ms Nance had been arrested several times for non-violent violations over the last eight years, most often for disorderly conduct.

A GoFundMe has been set up seeking help with funeral expenses.

Whitney Nance wrote on the page that “she was very loved, a very good person, a funny and fun person to be around!”

She added that her sister’s life “was taken too soon”.

“If you knew her you would love her spirit, she was very smart and loving,” she wrote. “I could go on and on about my beautiful sister.”

Leshia Young wrote on Facebook: “I went to school with Christina ... Her voice was sooooo soft, you had to mute the entire room just to hear her read aloud ... She was the quietest person I’ve ever known in my 29 years of living.”

She added that “she was [sweet], patient, and so subtle”.

The Independent has reached out to the Huntsville Police Department for comment.

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 :crazy:

https://www.alternet.org/2021/10/trump-2022/

Donald Trump has issued another threat, but this one may make some Democrats happy. The former president, claiming to speak for the entire 29 percent of Americans who identify as Republicans, says none of them will vote in the upcoming 2022 midterms or 2024 presidential election unless the 2020 voter "fraud" – of which there was essentially none – is not resolved.


It is an empty threat and one but one that could easily backfire, just as his months-long campaign of lies about mail-in ballots ultimately kept some GOP voters from casting a ballot last year.

"If we don't solve the Presidential Election Fraud of 2020 (which we have thoroughly and conclusively documented), Republicans will not be voting in '22 or '24. It is the single most important thing for Republicans to do," Trump said in a statement.

To be clear, there was effectively zero election fraud, and about 60 courts across the country agreed.

It's far too early to get anyone to commit on voting or not voting 13 months from now, or three years from now, but the former president, who many believe will run again in 2024, isn't doing democracy any favors by claiming to own the ballots of tens of millions of Americans.


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https://nypost.com/2021/10/12/smokey-robinson-reveals-debilitating-covid-battle-i-couldve-died/

Smokey Robinson has revealed that COVID-19 really had a hold on him late last year, leaving the Motown legend fearing that he would never sing again.

The voice behind such classics as “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “I Second That Emotion” and “The Tears of a Clown” revealed in an interview with DailyMail.com that he nearly died while in acute care in a Los Angeles hospital last December during his coronavirus battle.

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