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Trinitarios gang bust in Boston suburb nets 79 guns, 32 arrests: feds

A two-year undercover investigation targeting the violent New York City Trinitarios gang has led to 32 arrests and the seizure of 79 guns in a Boston suburb.

Eighteen of those arrested as part of “Operation Emerald Crush” in Lawrence were Trinitarios members and associates, prosecutors said.

They displayed the guns undercover officers purchased during the investigation at a news conference in Boston Friday.

135 OFFICERS ARREST 50 PEOPLE IN MASSIVE CONNECTICUT HEROIN BUST: 11 SUSPECTS ON THE RUN

The weaponry included M4 carbines, AK-47s and TEC-9 handguns, NBC 10 Boston reported.

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Feds announced results of a two-year undercover probe “Operation Emerald Crush” targeting the Trinitarios street gang in Boston on Friday. Seventy-nine guns were taken off the streets. (FBI Boston)

“The guns on the table show you why gun violence is not a local but a national problem,” U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said, according to CBS 4 Boston.

“These guns did not originate in Massachusetts,” he said. “Many, if not most of them, were purchased in other states and eventually lost or stolen after which they wound up on the streets.”

15 ADDITIONAL FENTANYL ARRESTS, 49 INDICTMENTS IN ARKANSAS DRUG TRAFFICKING RINGS

Two of the seized guns had been used in shootings, the station reported.

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Thirty-two individuals were arrested in a takedown in Lawrence, Mass., targeting the violent Trinitarios street gang from New York City, (FBI Boston)

The Trinitarios gang has spread to New England from New York, according to the station.

The gang, known for its ruthlessness according to members of the New York Police Department, came to national attention after video recorded members of the gang killing 15-year-old boy Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz last year in the Bronx. The gang mistook the boy for a rival gang member.

“Operation Emerald Crush” also netted heroin, fentanyl and cocaine, NBC 10 reported.

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Those participating in the bust included the FBI, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Lawrence Police Department.

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Hunter and Joe Biden did nothing illegal or unethical with Ukraine, says Dem Sen. Chirs Murphy

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2020 presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, did nothing unethical or illegal with regard to their ties to Ukraine, and are being used as a distraction by President Trump and the GOP, said Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., during a Sunday television interview.

Murphy appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union,” where host Jake Tapper asked if it was appropriate for Hunter Biden to have served as a board member for the Ukranian energy company, Burisma Holdings, which paid him $50,000 a month while his father was vice president.

“Well, I think in an interview Hunter Biden, himself, admitted that he had possibly made a mistake,” Murphy replied. “But let’s be clear, Hunter Biden didn’t do anything illegal and his father, the vice president, didn’t do anything illegal or unethical.

“And all of these attacks on the Bidens and the effort to bring the whistleblower in to testify are just an attempt to try to put more chum in the water and distract from the corrupt scheme that is at heart of this inquiry.”

SEN. CHRIS MURPHY ACCUSES SEN. RON JOHNSON OF GIVING TRUMP ‘GREEN LIGHT’ TO ‘SOLICIT FOREIGN INTERFERENCE’

Murphy claimed congressional impeachment hearings have already revealed the president’s crimes and declared him guilty of extortion and election interference.

“It’s now absolutely clear what happened,” he said earlier in the segment. “The president was using taxpayer dollars, security aid to Ukraine, and a White House meeting in order to extort the Ukrainian president into trying to interfere in the 2020 election, and trying to help the president destroy the Bidens and the Clintons.”

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Murphy also accused the White House of violating the law to prevent potential witnesses from testifying and said those who received direct orders from the president are being hidden from Congress.

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“The White House is going to rely on this idea that the people who were getting the direct orders from the president… are largely not testifying before the committee,” he said. “There’s a reason for that. The White House isn’t allowing them to testify… The White House is violating the law in keeping them from the impeachment inquiry.

“Why? Because they know that those are the individuals who were actually getting most of the direct orders from the president and they don’t want that to be on the record,” Murphy continued. “So the White House can’t have it both ways.”

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Former elementary school assistant sentenced to over 12 years in prison for sex abuse crimes

A Virginia man who worked as a substitute teacher and teacher’s assistant at a local elementary school in Fairfax County was sentenced to 150 months in prison and 20 years of supervised release on Friday for the attempted coercion and enticement of a minor and distribution of child pornography, according to a release by the Justice Department.

Monis Irfan, 21, pleaded guilty on July 19 after an undercover police sting found that he communicated online with a Fairfax County police detective posing as the father of a 7-year-old child, who wasn’t real.

“Irfan repeatedly told the detective that he was sexually interested in and active with children, and discussed his desire to perform graphic sexual acts on the detective’s fictitious child,” the release said.

SEATTLE POLICE CAPTAIN BUSTED IN PROSTITUTION STING AFTER OFFERING $40 TO UNDERCOVER COP: REPORTS

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Monis Irfan, 21, pleaded guilty on July 19 after an undercover police sting found that he communicated online with a Fairfax County police detective posing as the father of a 7-year-old child, who wasn’t real. (Fairfax County Police Department)

“After several days of sending sexually explicit messages and images, Irfan drove to a predetermined location to meet the undercover detective and engage in sexual acts with the child.”

He was arrested after meeting face to face with the detective.

The investigation found that Irfan also received and distributed child pornography that depicted the sexual abuse of an infant over encrypted messaging apps on his phone.

LOUISIANA MAN, 29, PRETENDED TO BE ‘HANDICAPPED’ TEEN TO TRICK HEALTH CARE WORKER INTO CHANGING DIAPER: POLICE

The release stated that he also recorded a video of himself engaging in sexually explicit acts with a 5-year-old.

The case was investigated by the FBI Washington Field Office’s Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force and the Fairfax County Police Department. It was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, an initiative launched in 2006 that helps combat child sexual exploitation and abuse across the U.S.

Irfan worked as an instructional assistant and substitute teacher at Bush Hill Elementary School in Fairfax County, Virginia, who suspended him in Feb. after his crimes went public.

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“Irfan was an elementary school employee who was entrusted with teaching and protecting our community’s children,” said Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, according to the Fairfax Times. “But he was also a wolf in sheep’s clothing looking to prey on the most vulnerable members of our society, and he undertook a horrific hunt for opportunities to sexually abuse children. Our office is committed to working closely with state, local and federal authorities to ferret out such sexual predators, and we commend our investigative partners for their work in this case.”

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Harry Styles Is Aidy Bryant’s Dog Boyfriend On ‘SNL’ And We Ship It

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Harry Styles might’ve passed on a role in upcoming live-action “The Little Mermaid” movie, but it turns out he was better suited for the “Lady and the Tramp” all this time.

In his biggest acting challenge yet (yes, we saw “Dunkirk,” OK?) the former boybander got in touch with his animal instincts to play Aidy Bryant’s dog-boyfriend in a delightfully bizarre “Saturday Night Live” sketch. 

The pretaped musical sketch titled “Joan’s Song” featured Bryant as the titular lonely homebody who develops a full-fledged crush on her pet after a breakup. 

“My dog is my boyfriend / We are in love,” she sweetly sings, making sure to add that the relationship is strictly platonic. “He’s a 12-pound chihuahua / I found him on the street and I named him Doug.” 

Midway through the sketch, Doug transforms into Styles, who gamely sports a dog collar and roots through Joan’s bathroom trash can. 

And Styles is just as enamored with his master, as he breaks out into song about his mutual feelings for Joan, which essentially amounts to every pet-owner’s dream scenario.

But their love connection is short-lived, as Doug must revert back to his dog form. Before he goes, however, he informs Joan that his taste for her underwear and socks has caused intestinal damage and will likely run up an $8,000 bill at the vet. 

Just like this so-silly-it-works sketch, Bryant’s character declares it was all worth it. 

Watch the sketch below. 

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Discussion Thread: Democratic Presidential Primary Polling – November 2019

Welcome to the r/politics discussion thread for polling as it relates to the 2020 Democratic Primary. The Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary are just under three months away (February 3 and February 11, respectively) and the Democratic field is still in the process of winnowing. 12 candidates qualified for the October Democratic Debate, but stricter criteria has slightly narrowed the pack for the November debate. Along with meeting donation-based qualification criteria (165,000 unique donors and at least 600 from 20 individual states), candidates must also receive at least 3% in four party-approved polls released since September 13th or at least 5% in two early-state polls in order to qualify for the November stage. Ten candidates have made the cut.

The following candidates have met polling and fundraising criteria for the November Debate: Biden, Buttigieg, Harris, Klobuchar, Sanders, Warren, Booker, Gabbard, Steyer, and Yang.

1 – pollster tests an alternative matchup were fmr. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to enter the race. She trails Joe Biden by 1 point in this scenario.

2 – pollster also tests all adults.

3 – pollster tests an alternative matchup were fmr. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to enter the race in lieu of Joe Biden. In this scenario, Clinton comes in third, trailing second place Senator Warren by 10 points.

Here’s 538’s aggregator of state and national polls for those of you who want to do a deeper dive into the polling data.

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Discussion Thread: Democratic Presidential Primary Polling – November 2019

Welcome to the r/politics discussion thread for polling as it relates to the 2020 Democratic Primary. The Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary are just under three months away (February 3 and February 11, respectively) and the Democratic field is still in the process of winnowing. 12 candidates qualified for the October Democratic Debate, but stricter criteria has slightly narrowed the pack for the November debate. Along with meeting donation-based qualification criteria (165,000 unique donors and at least 600 from 20 individual states), candidates must also receive at least 3% in four party-approved polls released since September 13th or at least 5% in two early-state polls in order to qualify for the November stage. Ten candidates have made the cut.

The following candidates have met polling and fundraising criteria for the November Debate: Biden, Buttigieg, Harris, Klobuchar, Sanders, Warren, Booker, Gabbard, Steyer, and Yang.

1 – pollster tests an alternative matchup were fmr. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to enter the race. She trails Joe Biden by 1 point in this scenario.

2 – pollster also tests all adults.

3 – pollster tests an alternative matchup were fmr. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to enter the race in lieu of Joe Biden. In this scenario, Clinton comes in third, trailing second place Senator Warren by 10 points.

Here’s 538’s aggregator of state and national polls for those of you who want to do a deeper dive into the polling data.

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Former elementary school assistant sentenced to over 12 years in prison for sex abuse crimes

A Virginia man who worked as a substitute teacher and teacher’s assistant at a local elementary school in Fairfax County was sentenced to 150 months in prison and 20 years of supervised release on Friday for the attempted coercion and enticement of a minor and distribution of child pornography, according to a release by the Justice Department.

Monis Irfan, 21, pleaded guilty on July 19 after an undercover police sting found that he communicated online with a Fairfax County police detective posing as the father of a 7-year-old child, who wasn’t real.

“Irfan repeatedly told the detective that he was sexually interested in and active with children, and discussed his desire to perform graphic sexual acts on the detective’s fictitious child,” the release said.

SEATTLE POLICE CAPTAIN BUSTED IN PROSTITUTION STING AFTER OFFERING $40 TO UNDERCOVER COP: REPORTS

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Monis Irfan, 21, pleaded guilty on July 19 after an undercover police sting found that he communicated online with a Fairfax County police detective posing as the father of a 7-year-old child, who wasn’t real. (Fairfax County Police Department)

“After several days of sending sexually explicit messages and images, Irfan drove to a predetermined location to meet the undercover detective and engage in sexual acts with the child.”

He was arrested after meeting face to face with the detective.

The investigation found that Irfan also received and distributed child pornography that depicted the sexual abuse of an infant over encrypted messaging apps on his phone.

LOUISIANA MAN, 29, PRETENDED TO BE ‘HANDICAPPED’ TEEN TO TRICK HEALTH CARE WORKER INTO CHANGING DIAPER: POLICE

The release stated that he also recorded a video of himself engaging in sexually explicit acts with a 5-year-old.

The case was investigated by the FBI Washington Field Office’s Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force and the Fairfax County Police Department. It was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, an initiative launched in 2006 that helps combat child sexual exploitation and abuse across the U.S.

Irfan worked as an instructional assistant and substitute teacher at Bush Hill Elementary School in Fairfax County, Virginia, who suspended him in Feb. after his crimes went public.

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“Irfan was an elementary school employee who was entrusted with teaching and protecting our community’s children,” said Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, according to the Fairfax Times. “But he was also a wolf in sheep’s clothing looking to prey on the most vulnerable members of our society, and he undertook a horrific hunt for opportunities to sexually abuse children. Our office is committed to working closely with state, local and federal authorities to ferret out such sexual predators, and we commend our investigative partners for their work in this case.”

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Decommissioned nuclear missile silo in Arizona being sold for less than $400G

For those in the market for a possible doomsday bunker, a decades-long decommissioned nuclear missile complex in Arizona is being sold for $395,000.

The underground silo that once held the Titan II missile, an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, sits on 12.5 acres just north of Catalina.

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Photographs posted on Luxe Realty’s website showed the interior of the once top-secret facility. The paint was peeling off the rusted metal walls. Giant vault-like doors opened up into vast, empty corridors, some with dirt floors.

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Construction of the Titan II missile launch sites began in December of 1960, according to the Titan Missile Museum. (Casey James / Luxe Realty Photography)

Grant Hampton with Realty Executives, who has the listing for the historic property, described the site to the Arizona Republic as a “time capsule” to another era.

Hampton said he had to descend down a 40-foot ladder to the depths of the underground silo, adding that there was no electricity or cell service so far below the surface.

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The property doesn’t come with any bedrooms or bathrooms, according to the Republic. (Casey James / Luxe Realty Photography)

The 4,000 square foot underground space still had three of its original blast doors, which each weigh 7,000 pounds and can withstand shockwaves, according to Business Insider.

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The sprawling complex was built around 1963 during the Cold War when the Titan II program went into effect, according to the Titan Missile Museum. The program produced 54 missiles, spread out across three Air Force bases in groups of 18. The Titan II, America’s largest nuclear missile, was ready to be launched at any time from the sites.

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The Titan II missiles were ready to launch at any time from the site. (Casey James / Luxe Realty Photography)

The Titan II program was deactivated in 1982, a year after President Ronald Reagan announced the start of his Strategic Forces Improvement Plan to modernize land-based ICBM programs. The program officially came to an end in 1987 – 24 years after it began – when the last facility was shut down. The sites have been decommissioned ever since

Hampton said the site offers buyers limitless opportunities, suggesting it can become an underground man cave, Air BnB or even a doomsday bunker.

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The once top-secret nuclear missile silo is only a 30-minute drive from Tucson, although it may be hard to spot. (Casey James / Luxe Realty Photography)

He told the Republic he’s been getting 30 to 40 calls a day about the site since it went on the market early last week.

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The site has passed through the hands of two owners, the first of whom bought it from the government, the Republic reported, citing public real estate records. Robert Ellis, the current owner, bought it for $200,000 in 2003.

Some of the other Titan II sites in Arizona are privately owned, according to the Arizona Daily Star.

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Houston Astros executive asked scouts to spy on other teams, report says

As the Houston Astros find themselves in hot water over allegations of cheating, a leaked email revealed a high-ranking team executive asked scouts to spy on opponents up to the 2017 postseason — with the hope of stealing signs or using specific technology to do so, according to Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich of The Athletic.

Kevin Goldstein, a special assistant to Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, allegedly sent the email in question. It follows reports suggesting the team used technology to steal signs during their World Series-winning 2017 season.

“One thing in specific we are looking for is picking up signs coming out of the dugout,” said a message from Aug. 17. “What we are looking for is how much we can see, how we would log things, if we need cameras/binoculars, etc. So go to [the] game, see what you can [or can’t] do and report back your findings.”

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The email was reportedly obtained by the outlet on the condition its sender and recipients would remain anonymous.

MLB rules allow for scouts to steal signs from the stands only if they are stolen with their own eyes or binoculars and as long as they aren’t given to the team during the same game.

The report could be a smoking gun for the Astros front-office involvement in stealing signs using video technology. The MLB is currently investigating the organization after pitcher Mike Fiers told the Athletic that the team used a live video feed to steal signs from opposing teams’ catchers and relay them to hitters by banging on a trash can.

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Kevin Goldstein, a special assistant to Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, allegedly sent the email in question. It follows reports suggesting the team used technology to steal signs during their World Series-winning 2017 season. (Houston Astros)

One bang would mean a breaking ball, two bangs would mean a changeup and no bang would mean a fastball, according to the outlet.

The investigation ramped up this week as they attempt to confirm Fiers’ allegations.

Scouts within the Astros also reportedly discussed stealing signs with executives on phone calls as well as a group Slack channel. Some were hesitant to join the scheme for fear of ruining “their reputation.”

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“Nobody wanted to do that, and take a chance of getting caught and ruining their reputation, not only as a scout but then even further damage what the Astros had going,” one person involved in the conversations said, according to The Athletic.

“It just goes to the story, for 2017, we were asked to electronically cheat in the playoffs,” one scout added.

Earlier this year, the New York Yankees also accused the club of using another audio cue to steal signs. They say the Astros used distinct whistles during certain pitches when the teams faced in Game 1 of the ALCS in mid-October.

The investigation ramped up this week as the MLB attempts to confirm Fiers’ allegations.

“Technology and stealing info is going to be the black eye of this generation,” one longtime Astros employee told ESPN. “It’s really the last frontier that isn’t banned. It’s a way to get a competitive advantage without altering the actual players.”

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Those implicated in the alleged cheating scheme include Astros manager A.J. Hinch, Red Sox manager Alex Cora and New York Mets manager Carlos Beltran, who allegedly played a “key role in devising the sign-stealing system the team used that season,” according to The Athletic.

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Harry Styles Is Aidy Bryant’s Dog Boyfriend On ‘SNL’ And We Ship It

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Harry Styles might’ve passed on a role in upcoming live-action “The Little Mermaid” movie, but it turns out he was better suited for the “Lady and the Tramp” all this time.

In his biggest acting challenge yet (yes, we saw “Dunkirk,” OK?) the former boybander got in touch with his animal instincts to play Aidy Bryant’s dog-boyfriend in a delightfully bizarre “Saturday Night Live” sketch. 

The pretaped musical sketch titled “Joan’s Song” featured Bryant as the titular lonely homebody who develops a full-fledged crush on her pet after a breakup. 

“My dog is my boyfriend / We are in love,” she sweetly sings, making sure to add that the relationship is strictly platonic. “He’s a 12-pound chihuahua / I found him on the street and I named him Doug.” 

Midway through the sketch, Doug transforms into Styles, who gamely sports a dog collar and roots through Joan’s bathroom trash can. 

And Styles is just as enamored with his master, as he breaks out into song about his mutual feelings for Joan, which essentially amounts to every pet-owner’s dream scenario.

But their love connection is short-lived, as Doug must revert back to his dog form. Before he goes, however, he informs Joan that his taste for her underwear and socks has caused intestinal damage and will likely run up an $8,000 bill at the vet. 

Just like this so-silly-it-works sketch, Bryant’s character declares it was all worth it. 

Watch the sketch below. 

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