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Gutfeld on the latest watery assault on cops

Westlake Legal Group 694940094001_6064063441001_6064057281001-vs Gutfeld on the latest watery assault on cops Greg Gutfeld fox-news/us/crime/police-and-law-enforcement fox-news/us/crime fox-news/travel/vacation-destinations/new-york-city fox-news/shows/the-five/transcript/gregs-monologue fox-news/opinion fox news fnc/opinion fnc article 0efafdf5-83a6-5ba8-8a78-54f0cacc2037

Another new video of a mob drenching New York’s finest. Here, the group armed with pails of water targets two female officers. This incident comes days after earlier water ambushes in the city.

This offers a lesson in human nature. If some people see they can get away with crimes, then others will do it too.

The lack of response by the officers before offered tacit encouragement. It’s only water, true. But what’s next? Who knows?

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But we know why the cops don’t respond. These are the guardians of a liberal enclave. So other than the hardworking taxpayers, who would support them? Not the leaders they protect.

Any arrest would draw protests of “excessive force.”

Al Sharpton would be out with a sign before you can say “Tawana Brawley.” And if you don’t know who she is, you don’t know who Al is.

The mayor of New York is more frightened of mean tweets than he is of crime. So we know where the folks in City Hall will stand: right under their desks.

And the mayor, embarking on an already absurd presidential run, will use his son once again as an example of how the New York Police Department racially profiles minorities. Even though the force is largely made up of minorities.

This could get worse as prisons close and the detention of suspects awaiting trial is eliminated for many in 2020.

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It’s a lesson learned in major cities: achievements in law enforcement over decades by competent people and principled politicians can quickly erode once a leftist is in charge.

You want to see your future? Try downtown Los Angeles. Just watch where you step.

Adapted from Greg Gutfeld’s monologue on “The Five” on July 25, 2019.

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Illinois teens charged with beating special-needs girl in viral video, police say

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Three teenage girls in Illinois were charged Thursday in connection with the beating of a 15-year-old special-needs girl, which was recorded in a video that went viral, police said.

Chicago Police Lt. Ozzie Valdez told reporters that two of the girls were charged with aggravated battery, while the third was charged with mob action. The girls are 13, 14 and 15, and they were charged as juveniles. The charges are felonies.

In the video, which was recorded on Monday and posted to social media the next day, the victim could be heard screaming and seen waving her arms as she tried to fend off her attackers while onlookers laughed. The video was reportedly posted by someone who described herself in the caption as a friend of the girl, who said the girl has a “mental disability.”

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The unidentified victim had been missing from her South Side home several days before the attack occurred Monday. She was found Tuesday evening and taken to a hospital where she was treated before being released. Police told reporters that the victim has been placed “in a safe environment.”

Valdez told reporters that detectives learned that the victim “met several juveniles who she thought were her friends.”

“These girls then taught her how to flash gang signs and as this was occurring a beating began which was captured on video,” he added.

“Actions depicted in the video are difficult to watch to say the least and I hope that they become a teachable moment for not only these young individuals but actually for all of us,” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said. “Hate, bullying and bigotry are cancers of our society that do nothing but break and divide us.”

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the victim was attacked after she refused to engage in sex acts. Authorities declined to confirm that information Thursday, adding that they would not go into specifics given those involved are juveniles.

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The teens were arrested after going to police with their parents on Wednesday night and two of them appeared in juvenile court on Thursday morning.  The Sun-Times reported that the 14-year-old suspect was released to her mother, but was ordered to wear an electronic monitoring device.

“She’s a good girl when she wants to be,” the girl’s mother told the newspaper after the hearing. She added that older girls in the neighborhood were a bad influence on her daughter.

“I’m not for her beating on anyone,” the mother added. “I’m just so irritated with all this.”

The 15-year-old suspect was also ordered to wear an electronic monitoring device and be placed in a temporary juvenile shelter, according to the Sun-Times. The girl’s mother had told the judge that she was worried about her family’s safety if her daughter returned home.

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The parents of both girls told the judge they had received several threats against their daughters and their families, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Valdez said the investigation is ongoing and more people seen in the video could also face charges.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Hannah Cox: AG Barr is wrong to resume executions – Death penalty goes against conservative principles

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The announcement Thursday by Attorney General William Barr that the federal government will resume executing death-row prisoners after a 16-year hiatus goes against the principles conservatives hold dear: limited government, fiscal responsibility, and the protection of the sanctity of human life.

The death penalty is a failed Big Government program that meets none of those values. Our federal government is failing by embracing it.

A lot has changed since the last federal execution in 2003.

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO RESUME CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, SCHEDULE EXECUTIONS FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2003

New death sentences continue to decrease – by 60 percent since 2000. Since 2007, nine states have removed the death penalty from their books and another four have halted all executions.

As a result, 25 states now refuse to put anyone to death. Of those that still have capital punishment on the books, over a third have not used it in a decade or more.

In addition, last year was the fourth year in a row that the U.S. carried out fewer than 30 executions. All 25 executions in 2018 came from only eight states, with more than half of them from Texas alone. That’s a sharp decrease since the height of the system’s use in the late 1990s, with nearly 100 executions in a given year.

The tidal wave of opposition to the death penalty is bipartisan, with 11 state Republican lawmakers introducing bills to repeal the death penalty so far this year.

What changed? The age of information. Big data brought a new understanding of the costs associated with the death penalty, the likelihood of a wrongful conviction, the arbitrariness and bias that plagues death rows, and the lack of a deterrent effect provided by this system.

That’s not all. Many murder victims’ family members have banned together to speak out against the harm this system produces, and they’ve been joined by people of all faiths, former members of law enforcement, judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and activists.

And this isn’t part of a liberal agenda. The tidal wave of opposition to the death penalty is bipartisan, with 11 state Republican lawmakers introducing bills to repeal the death penalty so far this year.

So why is the federal government bucking these pervasive trends and resuming executions? It’s really unclear.

The federal death penalty system encompasses all of the problems we find at the state level. Though many think the federal system is reserved for the “worst of the worst” crimes like treason, espionage, or terrorism, the reality is only one person on the federal death row is there for one of those crimes.

Just three states – Virginia, Texas and Missouri – are responsible for nearly half of the current federal death sentences, and just 31 of 94 federal judicial districts are responsible for all current sentences.

Translation: the location where the crime was committed is the leading determinate for who gets the death penalty at both the state and federal levels.

Take the case of Marvin Gabrion. His was a federal death penalty case only because the crime was committed on federal property. Had the crime occurred only 100 so feet away, this case would not have been elevated to the federal level.

While many of the same problems exist in the federal death penalty system as those at the state level, the federal system has even fewer reviews.

At the federal level, defendants receive a single post-conviction proceeding and are often denied a right to appeal. That means there’s an even greater chance that an individual could be wrongfully convicted and executed at this level.

Given that we already know that one person has been exonerated from death row for every 10 executions, that’s a terrifying thought.

Support for the death penalty tends to run a mile wide and an inch deep – though public support has been shrinking for years. Upon examining the realities of how the death penalty operates in practice, the majority of people struggle to support it.

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With a national average homicide clearance rate of only 51 percent, the resources spent on the death penalty would be better directed towards solving more violent crimes or on programs that actually work to deter crime in the first place.

The opportunity costs involved with the death penalty, coupled with the likelihood of a wrongful conviction, are the reasons so many conservatives like me are turning against it.

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Robert Blecker: AG Barr is right to resume death penalty for vicious killers

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Attorney General William Barr should be applauded for announcing Thursday that the federal government will resume executing convicted murderers on death row for the first time since 2003, beginning with five vicious killers in December and January.

“Congress has expressly authorized the death penalty through legislation adopted by the people’s representatives in both houses of Congress and signed by the President,” Barr said in a statement. “We owe it to the victims and their families to carry forward the sentence imposed by our justice system.”

While the legislation Barr refers to permits a punishment of death, it doesn’t compel it. We rely on the Justice Department to seek the death penalty only for the worst of the worst murderers – those who most clearly deserve to die. And we rely on juries in each individual murder case to act as the moral filter and conscience of the community to decide if the death penalty is warranted.

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO RESUME CAPITAL PUNISHMENT, SCHEDULE EXECUTIONS FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2003

Reviewing the despicable crimes of the five men scheduled to be executed, we can safely say that the Justice Department has exercised its prerogative wisely.

The federal government has only imposed the death penalty on three murderers since 1988, when Congress reinstated capital punishment at the federal level.

Federal officials executed the most well-known of the three, Timothy McVeigh, in 2001 for blowing up a federal building in Oklahoma City in 1995. The blast killed 168 people including children at a child care center. McVeigh dismissed their murders as “collateral damage,” stoking our collective outrage.

“In a well-governed state, citizens, like limbs on a single body, should feel and resent one another’s injuries,” Solon, the great Greek lawgiver, declared 2,500 years ago.

Yet so-called “abolitionists” – opponents of the death penalty in every case – always reflexively plead for the life of murderers, however heinous their crimes.

Inside maximum security prisons, those sentenced to life without parole form friendships, play ball, eat ice cream and watch movies – simple pleasures their victims will never enjoy. It may not be a great life – but it’s a life they greatly prefer to the alternative, as their low suicide rate demonstrates.

Over several decades, I have spent thousands of hours inside maximum security prisons and on death rows as part of my academic research on the death penalty. I have interviewed convicted murderers to identify the worst of the worst among them and thus separate those killers who deserve to die from those who don’t.

During my visits, the daily lives of lifers in prison – spared the death they arguably deserved – appalled me.

Inside maximum security prisons, those sentenced to life without parole form friendships, play ball, eat ice cream and watch movies – simple pleasures their victims will never enjoy. It may not be a great life – but it’s a life they greatly prefer to the alternative, as their low suicide rate demonstrates.

Typically, after notorious murders many pro-abolitionist news organizations – such as NPR, the BBC, The New York Times and The Washington Post – cast the death penalty in a thoroughly negative light, as an arbitrary, racist and barbaric relic that has no place in modern society. 

Yet most people – whatever their general political persuasion, however sensitive they are to problems with class or race bias in the criminal justice system – know intuitively and feel certain morally that some vicious murderers do deserve to die. As a society, we have an obligation to kill them.

Death penalty opponents have long distorted and largely diminished public support by asking questions such as: “Are you in favor of the death penalty for someone convicted of murder?” Depending upon the year, a small majority or at least a plurality of Americans still say they favor capital punishment for all murderers.

I don’t agree. I would reserve society’s ultimate punishment only for the worst of the worst of the worst. 

Instead of asking the vague generic question of whether we should respond with the death penalty for murder, suppose pollsters asked more specific questions about the worst killers among us, such as these: 

Should Dylann Roof – the white supremacist who entered the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., and killed nine black congregants who were peacefully worshipping – live or die? He received a death sentence for his conviction in federal court.

Should Joshua Komisarjevski – who sexually abused an 11-year-old girl, posted cell phone photos of her and then tied her to her bed, poured gasoline over her and burned her alive – live or die? He was convicted of the 2007 triple murders of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters – 17-year-old Hayley and 11-year-old Mikaela. A jury sentenced him to death, but Connecticut abolished its death penalty and he now is serving a life prison sentence without parole.

Should Dzhokhar Tsarnaev – who placed a bomb next to a child at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, coldly calculated to kill and maim as many people as possible – live or die? A jury sentenced him to death for the 2013 bombing that killed three people and injured several hundred.

These vicious killers violated our sanctuaries and randomly destroyed innocent victims in what should be our most safe and sacred spaces.

Ask the public the question concretely and the ethical answer emerges clearly: A vast majority – including those who publicly oppose the death penalty because they don’t trust our criminal justice system to get it right – intuitively know that morally these killers deserve to die.

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We who call for proportional punishment justify the death penalty not because it can deter other vicious killers; not because once we’ve captured these murderers we have no other way to keep us safe; and not because we can’t imagine how we could rehabilitate them. Those of us who believe in retributive justice find these justifications ultimately irrelevant.

Today we tolerate too little and hate too much. But unfortunately, there is a time to hate, and there are people whom we should detest. They deserve to die and we should kill them – as soon as legally possible.

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Louisiana mom brought dead daughter to hospital, falsely claimed they were in car crash, police say

A Louisiana mother allegedly brought her dead child to the emergency room and claimed her daughter was in a car crash — which investigators said was made up.

Jasmine Anderson, 24, is accused of bringing her 5-year-old to a hospital near Alexandria on July 17 where doctors determined she was dead upon arrival, the local police department said.

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Anderson told officials “they had been in a vehicle crash which caused injury to the child’s neck.” But for hours, police couldn’t find evidence of any such accident.

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Jasmine Anderson, 24, was charged with second-degree murder after she allegedly brought her dead child to a hospital and claimed the two got into a car accident — which police say was a lie. (Alexandria Police Department)

The following day, investigators found the scene but said in a news release that evidence “indicated it was not a vehicle crash as described by Anderson.”

An autopsy determined that the child died from an injury to her neck.

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Anderson’s other child died in April at age 4, according to NBC News. Police told the news outlet they responded to a call about a child with a bottle cap stuck in his throat. In 2016, the father of Anderon’s daughter who died reportedly killed himself at the age of 20.

Anderson was charged with second-degree murder in her daughter’s death.

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Indiana woman allegedly steals dentures, wears them to meeting with probation officer: report

Investigators at the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office in Indiana said a woman attended her probation meeting on Monday wearing a set of dentures “that clearly were not hers.”

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Earlier that day, someone reported that a woman, identified as Joann Childers, stole her teeth and accused her of wearing them around.

A probation officer who later met with Childers said she noticed Childers was wearing the set of pearly whites, which “may be the stolen teeth.”

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A woman in Indiana allegedly stole someone else’s dentures and wore them to a meeting with her probation officer on Monday. (Jennings County Sheriff’s Office)

On Wednesday, deputies spoke to Childers about the alleged denture theft. The sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook that while speaking with Childers, a deputy saw the dentures in “plain view” inside her home — and they were even reportedly labeled with the alleged victim’s name on it.

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Authorities seemed to find humor in the situation, writing in their post that Childers was “taking a bite out of crime.”

Childers was charged with theft, according to officials, who added that the dentures were recovered.

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SEE IT: Massachusetts mom chases down, pins alleged flasher

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A Massachusetts mom ran after a man who she said exposed himself twice to her while she was out jogging Thursday morning and held him down while she tried to call 9-1-1, police said.

The 35-year-old single mom identified by her first name, Aia, said she was listening to an audiobook while running down Memorial Drive in Cambridge at about 7 a.m. when a man jogging toward her exposed himself twice and tried to reach out to touch her as he passed, police said.

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The woman, a former member of the Israeli military, gave chase and held onto him as she called to passerbys and fellow joggers to call 9-1-1. The man managed to slip away.

“He picked the wrong victim,” she told the Patch. “All I want is for women to stand up for themselves and for passersby to get involved.”

Massachusetts State Police released the video.

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Police said they recommend people first call 9-1-1 instead of apprehending an attacker but agreed this was a unique circumstance.

“She reacted in the blink of an eye what she felt was the best form of action. Good for her. I think she put the fear of god in the guy,” State Police Trooper James DeAngelis told The Patch.

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Convicted kidnapper of Jayme Closs, killer of her parents, moved to New Mexico prison: report

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Jake Patterson, the 22-year-old man who was sentenced to life in prison in May for killing a Wisconsin couple and holding their 13-year-old daughter captive for nearly three months, has been moved to a prison in New Mexico, according to reports.

The girl, Jayme Closs, finally escaped from Patterson’s cabin in Douglas County, Wis., on Jan. 10, nearly 90 days after Patterson had fatally shot her parents, James and Denise Closs, in their home 60 miles away in Barron, Wis.

After killing her parents, Patterson had tied up Jayme with tape and thrown her into the trunk of his car before making the drive to the cabin. It was there that he kept Jayme under a bed for weeks before she managed to break free while he was away from the cabin.

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Patterson was recently moved to an unspecified prison in New Mexico after Wisconsin corrections officials raised “safety concerns based on the publicity this case has received,” an inmate classification report from New Mexico said, according to the Green Bay Press Gazette.

The prisoner had been held in the Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun, Wis., the report said.

Wisconsin corrections officials would not confirm the move to New Mexico, but Patterson’s name no longer appears on a publicly accessible database of Wisconsin prisoner information, nor in the state’s online sex offender registry, the newspaper reported.

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Bill Lueders, president of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, said it was outrageous that the state would not confirm Patterson’s whereabouts, the Associated Press reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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Vandals accused of flooding World War II-era submarine face new charges

New charges have been levied against five so-called urban explorers accused of flooding and partially sinking a World War II-era submarine in New Jersey during a pair of break-ins last summer.

Criminal counts of conspiracy and knowingly causing a flood were added on top of the burglary and criminal mischief counts already in place, according to an indictment from July 9 reported by NorthJersey.com.

Jon Stevens and Laura Palmese of Connecticut; and Edward Johnson, Stacey Bouley and Robb Hemberger, whose home states were not immediately known, were arrested in connection with the alleged vandalism and burglary. The five identify as urban explorers, people who visit abandoned structures for fun.

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Laura Palmese is accused of breaking into the USS Ling with four other people in 2018 and stealing several artifacts.  (Courtesy of Hackensack Police Department)

The intruders boarded the 1,500-ton USS Ling in the Hackensack River, opened the underwater hatches and stole four bronze plaques honoring the more than 3,000 Navy officers who died on U.S. submarines during World War II, authorities said.

The vessel was flooded, police said. Several artifacts inside the submarine, including radio transmitters, uniforms and textiles, were lost due to water damage, said Gilbert De Laat, president of Submarine Memorial Association, which maintains the sub.

Police said the burglaries occurred during two visits, last July and August.

The Ling once served as the New Jersey Naval Museum’s centerpiece exhibit, but was closed in 2013 due to damage from Superstorm Sandy.

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The 312-foot-long vessel is a Balao-class submarine that was commissioned on June 8, 1945. It was the last of a fleet of boats that patrolled U.S. shores during the Second World War.

De Laat said there aren’t any resources to relocate the submarine, which would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Deutsche Bank ‘committed to cooperating’ with investigators after reportedly flagging Jeffrey Epstein transactions

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Deutsche Bank, which has attempted to extricate itself from wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein in the wake of recent charges of sex trafficking, said it’s “absolutely committed to cooperating with all relevant authorities” after the bank reported suspicious activities on Epstein’s accounts.

Epstein has been a client of the bank since 2013, at least five years after he took a controversial nonprosecution plea deal in Miami in 2008. The deal resulted in an 18-month sentence for solicitation of prostitution involving an underage victim. (He served 13 months of that sentence.)

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Deutsche Bank, which itself is at the center of an unrelated investigation into whether it complied with regulations designed to stop money laundering and other crimes, tried to sever ties with Epstein, 66, in 2018 after The Miami Herald published an investigation into the handling of the 2008 Epstein case. The bank attempted to close several dozen bank accounts for Epstein and his businesses while simultaneously looking for signs that he had used his money to finance sex trafficking schemes, which prosecutors allege involved underage girls, according to reports by The New York Times.

In the process, the German bank, which had also given Epstein several loans, uncovered that Epstein has allegedly moved money out of the United States, and it reported the suspicious transactions to a federal agency that oversees financial crimes.

Still, it is evident that Epstein continued to do business with Deutsche Bank even in early 2019. The bank reportedly has closed all of Epstein’s accounts and has been contacted by federal prosecutors investigating the financier.

Prosecutors claim Epstein paid girls as young as 14 years old hundreds of dollars in cash for massages before molesting them at his homes in New York and  Palm Beach, Fla., from 2002 through 2005. He was arrested in early July at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey after he arrived on a flight from Paris and, dubbed a flight risk, has been denied bail.

Details have emerged about where Epstein amassed his wealth, which includes his $77 million Manhattan mansion, a $12 million Palm Beach estate, a private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands, properties in New Mexico and Paris, a private jet and more.

Epstein worked at Bear Stearns, a New York-based investment bank, until 1981 and left to set up his own firm. There he was a financial manager with a portfolio of clandestine billionaire clients, according to reports by Bloomberg. He was also the director of Leon Black’s family foundation, but his six-year stint came to an end in 2007 when the family requested that he step down.

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