Morning Briefing: Sep 12
By Dennis Michael Lynch
Today is September 12 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch. 1-St. Louis BLM protesters from McCloskey confrontation cited for trespassing
Nine Black Lives Matter protesters who were confronted by an armed St. Louis couple on their lawn have been issued citations for trespassing, officials told Fox News.
The June 28 encounter between the demonstrators, and Mark and Patricia McCloskey made headlines as the country was gripped by nationwide protests over police brutality. The couple — both personal injury lawyers — were seen on video and in photos pointing a handgun and a rifle as demonstrators moved through their neighborhood.
The office of City Counselor Julian Bush told Fox News in an email that the citations were mailed to the nine people but that Bush has “not yet determined whether to file charges.”
The protesters could face up to $500 in fines and up to 90 days in jail. However, Bush told NPR it was rare for anyone to receive such penalties for a municipal ordinance violation.
DML: The quote in the tweet above says it all. These rioters don’t see their actions as criminal. They believe they are the victims. Bottom line.. If there is no price to pay it will happen again, and again, and again.
2-Tennessee lawyer accused of sex-for-services kills self as police find him in Alabama: authorities
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said a Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and Murfreesboro attorney wanted on rape charges was found in Alabama and shot himself when confronted by officers.
David Whelan, 49, was wanted for aggravated rape and statutory rape involving a teenage babysitter. TBI said Whelan was found in Alabama on Thursday.
“When confronted by officers, Whelan reportedly produced a weapon and shot himself, resulting in his death,” TBI tweeted. “That set of events remains under investigation by authorities in AL.”
3-NJ business owner apologizes for sign: ‘Speak English or pay $10 extra’
Last month a business owner in Clifton, N.J., posted a hand-scrawled sign in his window reading, “Speak English or pay $10 extra.”
“When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” Dave Feinberg, owner of Cutters Edge, a knife-sharpening business, since 1995, told NJ.com.
The backlash in the diverse community was swift and severe, the outlet reported. Many of the neighboring businesses are owned by Latinos or Middle Eastern immigrants, the report said. Thus, the owner put out an apology that was written poorly. “Sorry about the speak English sign. Please except out hart felt sadness it may have caused.”
DML: Apparently, the original sign was in response to a difficult encounter with a customer who did not speak English. I see nothing wrong with the original sign as it was probably done tongue in cheek. I have a problem with him apologizing. I think the apology written poorly is also tongue in cheek.
3-Dozens still missing in Oregon as weather helps fire fight
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A change in the weather — with winds easing and humidity rising — have helped firefighters battling massive blazes in Oregon that have taken a deadly toll from one end of the state to the other.
Gov. Kate Brown said Friday that dozens of people were still missing and tens of thousands had been forced to flee their homes. The state’s emergency management director, Andrew Phelps, said officials are “preparing for a mass fatality event” and thousands of structures have been destroyed.
Oregon officials haven’t released an exact death count but at least eight fatalities have been reported. Marion County Sheriff Joe Kast said Friday evening that searchers had found two victims of the Beachie Creek fire near Salem. A 1-year-old boy was killed in wildfires in Washington.
DML: Shocked over Governor Brown’s statement not including a nasty passage about police. The west coast region is always a mess, or so it seems.
4-Gavin Newsom at Ash-Strewn Wildfire Site: ‘The Debate Is Over Around Climate Change’
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), without evidence, declared Friday that the ongoing wildfires in his state prove the science surrounding global warming is now officially settled.
“The debate is over around climate change. Just come to the state of California, observe it with your own eyes,” a grinning Newsom told reporters while touring the fire-ravaged North Complex near Oroville. “It’s not an intellectual debate, it’s not even debatable.”
DML: Maybe Earth can wear a mask and protect itself against “climate change”. LOL. And I repeat… the west coast is always a mess, and all you have to do is watch the video of Newsom and understand why. The Dems are idiots.
5-Coronavirus pandemic sees families sick of remote learning flock to Catholic schools for in-person classes
BOSTON — Cash-strapped Roman Catholic schools have been praying for a miracle following a recent wave of closures – and now they might have found one.
With many public schools staying online for the start of the school year, administrators have said more families fed up with remote learning are turning to Catholic and other private schools offering in-person classes.
Tom Carroll, the superintendent of schools for the Boston Archdiocese, said they’ve enrolled more than 3,800 new students since mid-July – 1,000 just in the past three weeks.
“We’re open for business, so send your child to us and we’d be happy to educate them in person,” Carroll said. “We felt that we felt very deeply that the kids were hurting because they were not in school.”
About 85% of Catholic schools in the U.S. are holding in-person classes.
DML: I am watching my 7th grade daughter participate in the online schooling. It is brutally terrible. I told my wife yesterday, “It won’t last. Either the kids will give up, the parents will stand up, or the lawsuits will start, but this BS has a short shelf life.” If I am wrong, my daughter will be moved to another school.