BLM Cofounder Blasts Biden: Politicians ‘Decided to Abandon’ Movement

BLM Cofounder Blasts Biden: Politicians ‘Decided to Abandon’ Movement

Black Lives Matter (BLM) cofounder Patrisse Cullors blasted President Joe Biden in an interview Sunday, suggesting that he is failing the movement. She also pressured Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg to “fund programs to remove law enforcement from traffic stops.”

In an interview with the Guardian, Cullors spoke in depth about the death of Tyre Nichols following a police brutality incident with the Memphis Police, as well as her cousin Keenan Anderson’s death this month after he was tased in a confrontation with Los Angeles, California, police. 

“Every year, families, community members, organizers have said this must stop and there’s a different way to do this. And yet there has been deep cowardice from officials,” Cullors said before taking a direct swipe at Biden:

It’s truly a failure of leadership at the highest level, all the way up to our president. This movement was able to help get Joe Biden into office, and yet in his first State of the Union address, he yelled: “Fund the police.” It’s a direct affront to the movement that called for resources out of policing and into social services. Our elected officials have decided to abandon a movement that could have saved the lives of the people who have died.

Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles supporters protest outside the Unified School District headquarters calling on the board of education to defund school police on June 23, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles supporters protest outside the Unified School District headquarters calling on the board of education to defund school police on June 23, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Cullors said in the interview that after Anderson’s death, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg reached out to her to offer his condolences and “asked if there’s anything he could do.” 

Reflecting on Buttigieg’s question, she suggested in the interview that he could “lead a conversation” about using “federal dollars” to “fund programs to remove law enforcement from traffic stops.”

As Breitbart News noted, Cullors was vehemently opposed to former President Donald Trump in 2020 and said she would pressure Biden to advance her policy goals. 

She said in a June 2020 interview with CNN, “we’re also going to continue to push and pressure vice president Joe Biden around his policies and relationship to policing and criminalization.”

In a 2020 interview with Vox, she declared that, under a Biden administration, protests and advocacy would continue.

“We are going to use protests … We’re also going to use our power, and the halls of power to make sure change happens,” Cullors said.

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Report: Hunter Biden Asks Court to Deny Estranged 4-Year-Old Daughter Taking His Surname

Report: Hunter Biden Asks Court to Deny Estranged 4-Year-Old Daughter Taking His Surname

Hunter Biden has asked an Arkansas court to deny his estranged four-year-old daughter, conceived out-of-wedlock with former stripper Lunden Roberts, taking his surname, the New York Post reported.

The request comes two weeks after Roberts asked Circuit Court Judge Holly Meyer for her daughter’s last name to be changed to Biden, saying she would “benefit from carrying the Biden family name” and that the “Biden name is now synonymous with being well educated, successful, financially acute, and politically powerful.”

Robert’s filing also noted that the child remained “estranged” from the Biden family to the point of “misconduct or neglect.”

“[I]t can be rectified by changing her last name to Biden so that she may undeniably be known to the world as the child of the defendant and member of the prestigious Biden family,” the filing stated.

However, the week after Robert’s request, Hunter Biden’s lawyers asked the judge to stop the change, arguing it would deny the child, Navy Joan, a “peaceful existence,” the Post reported.

The lawyers also argued that the daughter should choose whether she wants to take the Biden name once “the disparagement of the Biden name is not at its height.”

The disgraced son of President Joe Biden initially denied he had conceived the child with Roberts, but a DNA test taken in 2019 confirmed the child was his. An Arkansas judge then ruled in January 2020 that Hunter Biden was the “biological and legal” father of the child.

Weeks after the ruling, Hunter Biden agreed to pay child support to Roberts but requested in September 2022 to have the payments lowered, claiming that his “financial circumstances” had made him unable to meet the initially agreed payments.

The president has reportedly not provided security for Navy Joan, Breitbart News reported in June 2022. Roberts started sounding the alarm on the matter after she received several threats from her ex-fiancé — cage fighter Princeton Foster.

Neither Hunter Biden nor Joe Biden has allegedly met the estranged daughter.

In 2018 and 2020, Breitbart Senior Contributor and Government Accountability Institute President Peter Schweizer published Secret Empires and Profiles in Corruption. Each book hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and exposed how Hunter Biden and Joe Biden flew aboard Air Force Two in 2013 to China before Hunter’s firm inked a $1.5 billion deal with a subsidiary of the Chinese government’s Bank of China less than two weeks after the trip. Schweizer’s work also uncovered the Biden family’s other vast and lucrative foreign deals and cronyism.

Breitbart Political Editor Emma-Jo Morris’ investigative work at the New York Post on the Hunter Biden “laptop from hell” also captured international headlines when she, along with Miranda Devine, revealed that Joe Biden was intimately involved in Hunter’s businesses, appearing to even have a 10 percent stake in a company the scion formed with officials at the highest levels of the Chinese Communist Party.

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Storms, Tornadoes Cause Extensive Damage Across U.S. Southeast; at Least 7 Dead

Storms, Tornadoes Cause Extensive Damage Across U.S. Southeast; at Least 7 Dead

Storms and tornadoes caused extensive damage to several communities across the U.S. Southeast on Thursday, including in Alabama, where at least 25 tornadoes were reported, according to the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center.

At least six fatalities have been confirmed in Autauga County, Alabama, located in the central part of the state, Emergency Management Director Ernie Baggett told Weather.com. “​The best we can tell is about 40 homes have major damage or have been completely destroyed,” Baggett added.

The county’s coroner, Buster Barber, told CNN that emergency workers are still searching for bodies.

In Selma, officials called the city a “disaster area” as a high-end EF2 or EF3 tornado rolled through and lifted debris at least 16,000 feet up into the air, WSFA 12 reported. The storm was also reported to have caused major damage to roads and vehicles in the city.

Selma officials have enforced a curfew extending from dusk to dawn Thursday night.

No fatalities have been reported in Selma, but multiple people have been injured. The tornado also hit the Dallas County Jail, and inmates are currently being transferred to other counties’ facilities in the state, according to WSFA 12.

Gov. Kay Ivey declared a state of emergency Thursday in six counties, including Chambers, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, and Tallapoosa.

“I — along with my partners at the Alabama EMA — will continue monitoring to determine if an expanded state of emergency is needed. I am ready to be a helping hand to our local officials,” Ivey stated in a tweet from her government account.

There were over 33 separate tornado reports across the nation on Thursday, the Associated Press (AP) reported.

The National Weather Service stated that the storm was moving into Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina and issued a tornado watch in those states until 10 p.m. Eastern Thursday night.

Power outages have affected over 88,300 residents, 41,500 in Alabama, 16,500 in Tennessee, 12,300 in North Carolina, and 9,600 in South Carolina, according to utility tracker poweroutage.us.

The storm has reportedly caused damage west of Downton Atlanta in Douglas and Cobb County while also causing damage to a shopping area in Griffin, south of Atlanta, the AP reported.

One person was killed in Jackson, Georgia, when a tree fell on a vehicle due to a possible tornado in the area, USA Today reported, citing Butts County Corner Lacey Prue.

The storms in the southeast come in the aftermath of the storms that ravaged California over the past week, where officials say that 17 people have died. An EF-1 tornado was reported to have touched down in Milton, California, at around 4:10 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Sacramento.

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Reports: Manhunt Underway After Mass Stabbing Inside Maryland McDonald’s

Reports: Manhunt Underway After Mass Stabbing Inside Maryland McDonald’s

Maryland police are searching for a lone suspect after three men were stabbed during a mass attack Tuesday inside a McDonald’s restaurant.

The stabbing incident was reported around 6:45 a.m. in the 8400 block of Colesville Road in downtown Silver Spring, FOX5 DC reported.

The three victims suffered what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries, the station reported as per Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD).

 Officials said officers arrived to find two men stabbed, while a third man returned to the restaurant a short time later and told police he had also been stabbed, WUSA-TV reported.

Investigators don’t believe any employees were involved in the incident, the report outlined. The circumstances leading up to the triple stabbing were not immediately clear with no further details  immediately available. The restaurant is currently closed, police said.

All victims have been transported to hospital. Their condition is unknown.

The suspect who fled the scene before law enforcement arrived is still being hunted by police.

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Las Vegas High School Student Collapses, Dies After Playing Flag Football

A 16-year-old student died after suffering a “medical emergency” during a flag football game Thursday in Las Vegas.

Ashari Hughes, a sophomore at Desert Oasis High School, was playing in a home game against Valley High School when she collapsed at around 7:30 p.m., the Las Vegas Review-Joural reported. The student was rushed to the hospital but was later pronounced dead.

Desert Oasis High School principal Ian Salzman wrote in a letter to parents that Hughes “suffered a medical emergency during an athletic event” and was provided medical aid from staff until paramedics arrived, Fox 5 reported.

“It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that the student passed away. The school and the entire district mourn the loss of this young life,” Salzman wrote.

According to her family, Hughes was experiencing chest problems during the game and went to the sideline before she collapsed, Fox 5 reported.

Hughes’ family had reportedly considered pulling her from sports as she had been experiencing ongoing cardiovascular problems. A doctor had cleared her to play in athletic competition, the family noted.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office has not yet released the cause of Hughes’ death.

A GoFundMe page was organized by Hughes’ family for funeral costs and had already raised over $2,000 two hours after it was posted Friday afternoon. As of Saturday afternoon, the fundraiser has surpassed $24,000 of its $50,000 goal.

“She called football the real love of her life! She loved hard and was loved by many,” the family wrote. “She will be missed by all of us.”

The 16-year-old’s death was three days after Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest and collapsed in the middle of a Monday Night Football game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Hamlin has since had his breathing tube taken out and is talking with teammates and family, the team announced Friday.

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California’s Reparations Task Force Chair: Blacks Are Owed $1M Each, Homeless Should Be First in Line

California’s Reparations Task Force Chair: Blacks Are Owed $1M Each, Homeless Should Be First in Line

Black Californians should each receive $1 million and black people who are homeless should be first in line, according to the state’s Reparations Task Force chair.

Kamila Moore claimed during an interview with Al Sharpton that the group found the state’s past redlining housing practices affecting the black community hurt people who are currently living on the streets, the Daily Mail reported Friday.

Initially, the group recommended the state shell out more than $200,000 to each black resident, the outlet continued:

Moore previously said economists on the panel estimated that black Californians descended from slaves were owed $1 million per person in reparations.

Moore, 30, noted that as the panel prepares for their final recommendations in July, they are weighing how to help the people who would need the money the most as the panel argues the payments would go on to ‘boost the economy.’

When it comes to the homeless problem, California’s Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom and local lawmakers have been fighting over who is responsible, according to an article published in November.

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom in Sacramento, Calif., April 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Meanwhile, the state has been considering reparations for issues such as “mass incarceration” while considering paying money to descendants of black slaves, Breitbart News reported December 1.

However, the outlet noted California entered the Union as a free state.

In 2020, “Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed a law creating a committee on reparations — despite the fact that the state never allowed slavery — in the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement,” the article said. “The panel — which is not representative of the state, but composed primarily of black members — voted 5-4 to limit reparations to descendants of slavery, and issued recommendations that include separate black schools.”

But actor and comedian Faizon Love believes the reparations cash California plans on paying black residents will be wasted, Breitbart News reported December 17.

“Fuck that. That’s another trick man — you know why? Because that money’s gonna go right back to Cadillac and right back to motherfucking [Mercedes] Benz,” he stated.

When Sharpton asked Moore why she believes the issue has gained traction, she claimed, “The country came to a racial reckoning in 2020” when George Floyd was killed.

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Franklin Graham Laments War, Violence Across U.S., and Socialism in New Year’s Message: ‘If You Think Things Are Bad, They’ll Get Worse’

Rev. Franklin Graham said Saturday the world appeared to be in a dire situation as another year dawned but advised fellow Christians on how to move forward.

“As we begin 2023, the world we live in seems to be imploding. A brutal war is bringing suffering and death in Ukraine with every day that passes,” he wrote in a social media post:

As we begin 2023, the world we live in seems to be imploding. A brutal war is bringing suffering and death in Ukraine…

Posted by Franklin Graham on Saturday, December 31, 2022

“Senseless violence is rampant across the United States. Anti-God agendas that once hid in the darkness are now proudly out in the open, demanding acceptance,” he stated.

“Developed nations are being overtaken by socialism, removing God from anything and everything in the public square. And if you think things are bad, just wait — they’ll get worse,” Graham explained.

Last week, Russian missiles slammed Ukraine which injured several people and cut off electricity, according to AFP.

“In a first, Belarus said a Ukrainian missile fell on its territory, raising fears of the conflict spilling over,” the outlet said.

Meanwhile, Breitbart News has covered extensively the crime wave sweeping across President Joe Biden’s (D) America.

In addition, recent surveys suggest church attendance and belief in God has slumped across the nation, Breitbart News reported December 22, pointing to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.

“Church attendance dropped by roughly 45 percent since the start of the pandemic, the latter of which prompted various leaders to shutter businesses and churches for months on end,” the outlet said.

“Further, a Gallup survey released over the summer found that belief in God sunk to an all-time low this year, down to 81 percent. It also identified young individuals and leftists as the most likely to not believe in God,” the article continued.

In his post, Graham asked fellow Christians what they were to do about everything happening around the globe.

“We tell a dying world that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life — no one comes to the Father except through Him (see John 14:6),” he wrote.

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3 NYPD Cops Attacked with Machete Near Times Square on New Year’s Eve, Suspect with Alleged Islamic Extremist Ties in Custody

3 NYPD Cops Attacked with Machete Near Times Square on New Year’s Eve, Suspect with Alleged Islamic Extremist Ties in Custody

A suspect with possible Islamic extremism ties is in custody after three police officers were injured in a machete attack near Times Square on New Year’s Eve.

The cops were attacked at approximately 10:11 p.m. on Saturday at W 52nd Street and 8th Avenue, outside a police screening area for the New Year’s Eve festivities in Times Square, New York City Police Department (NYPD) commissioner Keechant Sewell told reporters at a press conference Sunday.

“Unprovoked, a 19-year-old male approached an officer and attempted to strike him over the head with a machete. The male then struck two additional officers in the head with the machete,” Sewall said.

One of the officers fired their weapons at the suspect, hitting him in the shoulder, and he was arrested shortly after.

Two of the injured officers were taken to Bellevue Hospital, where they were noted to be in stable condition. One of the wounded officers, who had been on the force for eight years, suffered a laceration to the head. Another officer, who had graduated from the police academy on Friday, was also struck in the head and suffered a laceration injury.

Another officer, who received unknown injuries, was taken to Mount Sinai West hospital and is expected to recover.

The alleged suspect was later identified as Trevor Bickford, 19, of Wells, Maine, the New York Post reported, citing law enforcement sources.

While Bickford has no criminal history, police sources told the Post that the FBI in Boston had had the alleged suspect on their radar, including having him placed on a guardian list due to his radicalization. Furthermore, Bickford’s aunt reported his radicalization to authorities because he allegedly said he wanted to fight in Afghanistan.

Other law enforcement sources told the New York Daily News that Pickford is a “radicalized terrorist.”

The NYPD released an image of the weapon used in the attack, which commissioner Sewall described as a “large knife.”

Bickford was also taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he is being treated for his injuries. His charges are pending, the Post noted.

Police are asking for anyone who has information on the incident to come forward and contact them.

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