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Dan Bongino hits out at ‘ridiculously stupid’ LA County inmates who tried to contract coronavirus

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Former Secret Service agent and Fox News contributor Dan Bongino joined “Hannity” Monday to react to claims by the Los Angeles County sheriff that inmates at a jail attempted to contract coronavirus in a bid to win early release.

LA COUNTY INMATES TRYING TO INFECT THEMSELVES WITH CORONAVIRUS, SHERIFF WARNS

Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Monday that surveilance video taken in April at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic showed inmates drining from the same container and passing around a mask in a bid to raise their temperatures.

Bongino called the inmates “ridiculously stupid” for trying to catch the virus, saying, “You know, this can kill you, quite liberally.” He also blamed liberal political leaders for indirectly encouraging inmates to attempt such a scheme.

“Liberalism is a cancer in a forest fire,” Bongino said. “They never say to you, ‘And then what?’

“If you are going to create a policy in a jail where if you get a potentially deadly virus, we may release you, then you are going to have people that actually go and try to intentionally contract a deadly virus,” he said.

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“But liberals are too dopey to figure that out or too malicious to care. There is no Option C.”

Another example, Bongino added, was the left-wing argument that rent should be controlled or suspended for the duration of the pandemic. He pointed out that while the basic idea may be appealing, artificially suppressing rent often leads to more expensive housing, which in turn begets an uptick in the number of homeless.

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DOJ considering whether to pursue hate crime charges in killing of Ahmaud Arbery

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) is considering whether to pursue federal hate crime charges in the death of Ahmaud Arbery, the black man investigators say was shot by a white father and son as he ran through a Georgia neighborhood.

“The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, the FBI, and the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia have been supporting and will continue to fully support and participate in the state investigation,” a statement from DOJ spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said Monday.

Kupec continued: “We are assessing all of the evidence to determine whether federal hate crimes charges are appropriate. In addition, we are considering the request of the Attorney General of Georgia and have asked that he forward to federal authorities any information that he has about the handling of the investigation. We will continue to assess all information, and we will take any appropriate action that is warranted by the facts and the law.”

The DOJ statement comes a day after Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr asked the DOJ to conduct an investigation into how the case was handled by Georgia law enforcement. The case has seen two prosecutors replaced after potential conflicts of interest arose and it took more than two months after the fatal shooting for law enforcement to arrest the father and son.

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In this Tuesday, May 5, 2020, photo, a crowd marches through a neighborhood in Brunswick, Ga. They were demanding answers in the death of Ahmaud Arbery. An outcry over the Feb. 23 shooting of Arbery has intensified after cellphone video that lawyers for Arbery’s family say shows him being shot to death by two white men. (Bobby Haven/The Brunswick News via AP)

AHMAUD ARBERY CASE: GEORGIA AG REQUESTS DOJ INVESTIGATION INTO DEADLY SHOOTING

“We are committed to a complete and transparent review of how the Ahmaud Arbery case was handled from the outset,” Carr said in a statement. “The family, the community and the state of Georgia deserve answers, and we will work with others in law enforcement at the state and federal level to find those answers.”

A video that appeared to show the shooting last week elevated the case to a national issue, with sports stars, politicians and others weighing in on the killing and the fact that the two suspects, Gregory McMichael and his son, Travis, had not yet been arrested. The pair were eventually arrested on Thursday night by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. They were charged with murder and aggravated assault.

A police report on the incident, obtained by the New York Times, indicates that Gregory McMichael told officers there had been a string of break-ins in the neighborhood, which had been caught on surveillance cameras, and that McMichael claimed Arbery was a suspect. McMichael also claimed, according to the police report, that he saw this individual “hauling ass” on the street.

McMichael and his son then, according to the report, armed themselves and tracked down Arbery on the road before saying “stop, stop, we want to talk to you.” Gregory claimed to police that Arbery attempted to attack Travis after Travis exited the truck with a shotgun, a confrontation that led to two shots being fired.

The video, however, does not appear to support that Arbery attacked Travis McMichael, although the beginning of the physical confrontation between the two men is obscured by the truck the father and son were driving.

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Lawyers for Arbery’s family said the video bolstered their position that Arbery did nothing wrong. Under Georgia law, someone who isn’t a sworn police officer can arrest and detain another person only if a felony is committed in the presence of the arresting citizen.

“Ahmaud’s actions at this empty home under construction were in no way a felony under Georgia law,” the lawyers wrote in a social media post. “This video confirms that Mr. Arbery’s murder was not justified and the actions of the men who pursued him and ambushed him were unjustified.”

Fox News’ Frank Miles and Michael Ruiz and The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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San Fran DA touts liberal reforms in campaign email: End to cash bail, no sentence enhancements for gang crime

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New San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin sent an email to supporters on Friday touting his accomplishments in his first four months in office, including ending cash bail, opting not to pursue sentencing enhancements for gang members and declining to prosecute many crimes for which evidence was acquired during a traffic stop.

Boudin was sworn into office in January following posts as a public defender and with nonprofits, as well as two federal law clerkships in the past decade. But notable in his biography are the facts that his parents are Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, notorious former leaders of the Weather Underground domestic terror group, and that Boudin formerly worked for the late Venezuelan socialist president, Hugo Chavez.

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In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, photo, San Francisco District Attorney candidate Chesa Boudin pauses during his speech at an election night event at SOMA StrEat Food Park in San Francisco. Boudin, the son of anti-war radicals sent to prison for murder when he was a toddler, has won San Francisco’s tightly contested race for district attorney after campaigning to reform the criminal justice system. (Scott Strazzante/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)

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Now about 120 days into his term, Boudin checked in with his supporters in an email that addressed his office’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, but also a number of other liberal reforms he promised during his campaign that led to fierce opposition from the local police union and vocal support from Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and other high-profile left-wing politicians.

“By replacing money bail with a risk-based system, people who are safe to be released get released quickly with appropriate, non-monetary conditions, and those who pose a serious threat to public safety are detained, regardless of their wealth,” reads a news release from January announcing the city’s new bail policy, which is highlighted in the Friday email.

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Ending cash bail is a popular idea with the political left, which argues that it unfairly impacts minorities and poor people. But similar moves in New York City, for example, have led to criticism that it allows criminals back onto the streets with little or no repercussions, putting the public at risk. This has led to a number of examples of people being arrested, then released, and soon after committing more crimes.

Gerod Woodberry, for example, had been jailed for allegedly robbing Chase banks in several New York City neighborhoods between Dec. 30 and Jan. 8, according to the New York Post — and then allegedly robbed a fifth bank just one day after his release.

Charles Berry, 56, who had been arrested 139 times in his life, thanked Democrats for passing bail reform after an arrest in February, which was his sixth of 2020.

“Bail reform, it’s lit!” Barry yelled to reporters outside the NYPD Transit District 1 headquarters in the Columbus Circle station before officers transported him to Manhattan Central Booking. “It’s the Democrats! The Democrats know me and the Republicans fear me. You can’t touch me! I can’t be stopped!”

Boudin highlighted another one of his efforts in the email, to end “racist and draconian sentencing enhancements.”

Those enhancements, which Boudin has effectively ended by making it his department’s policy not to file them, according to The Appeal, tack extra time onto the sentences of people who are convicted of committing crimes on behalf of gangs.

Proponents of such enhancements say the longer sentences put a dent in the number of gang members on the streets and discourage gang membership. Opponents like Boudin say they are racist and don’t help rehabilitate people convicted of crimes.

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“This whole idea of time served is a fallacy for many people,” Boudin is quoted as saying by a story in The Appeal which he links to in the email to supporters, “and so for us to then turn around and punish people more harshly because we collectively failed to rehabilitate them, because we collectively set up these roadblocks and obstacles for them is draconian. We don’t need to do that in most cases, so our presumption is we will not do that.”

Another change Boudin has made in his first few months in office is to decline to prosecute crimes that are discovered in the process of traffic stops or similar interactions with police in which incriminating evidence is discovered by the police asking for and receiving consent to search peoples’ cars or other property.

“The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office has a presumption against filing possession of contraband crimes when the search stemmed from an infraction-related stop, and no other independent probable cause (such as observed contraband in plain view) or other legal justification exists to justify the search and seizure of the contraband,” a policy directive from Boudin’s office reads.

“This policy encompasses ‘consent-only’ searches because of the long-standing and documented racial and ethnic disparities in law enforcement requests for consent to search,” it continues.

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Also in the email, Boudin noted that his office is focused on reducing prison populations during the coronavirus pandemic, cutting the number of people locked up in San Francisco jails by almost half in just weeks.

“I guided my office to immediately prioritize the release of the most vulnerable people and enacted policies to safely reduce the usage of pretrial detention,” the email says. “Since the shelter in place order, the jail population has decreased by more than 40%. The crime rate has also plummeted by more than 40%.”

Fox News’ Talia Kaplan and Daniell Wallace contributed to this report. 

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Off-duty California police officer rescues hiker trapped in whirlpool

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An off-duty police officer in California is being hailed for his quick-thinking after a hiker ended up trapped in a whirlpool on Saturday.

The Madera County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook the incident happened around noon when the 24-year-old hiker from Fresno attempted to cross Angel Falls near the village of Bass Lake, located about 14 miles from the south entrance of Yosemite National Park.

“The flow overwhelmed and swept him into a whirlpool, which held him under,” the sheriff’s office said.

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The sheriff’s office said the 24-year-old misjudged the swiftness of the water when he decided to walk across.

With snow runoff, the cold spring water is flowing at about 50 to 80 feet per second.

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Off-duty California Highway Patrol Brent Donley rescues a 24-year-old man from Fresno who ended up trapped in a whirlpool on Saturday. (Christina Donley via Storyful)

“That’s about like 50-80 basketballs full of water every second,” the sheriff’s office said.

As the man was struggling to stay above the water, an off-duty California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer just so happened to also be hiking nearby along the Willow Creek trail above Bass Lake.

Off-duty CHP officer Brent Donley, who also just so happened to be trained in search and rescue and in possession of a rope, quickly responded to help.

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Donley saved the drowning 24-year-old by throwing him a rope and pulling in to safety as onlookers watched. Donley was able to then pull the man to safety with the help of other good samaritans.

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The off-duty officer stayed with the Fresno man and provided first aid until search and rescue deputies and EMS arrived at the scene.

“We sincerely thank Officer Donley for his quick-thinking and preparedness,” the sheriff’s office said. “This search and rescue call could have ended very badly if not for his help.”

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The sheriff’s office said the man who was rescued was lucky and “needs to buy a lottery ticket.” Officials stressed that those planning to visit the mountains, especially in spring as snow melts away, should not attempt to cross swift water.

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Mother’s Day outrage: Woman seen driving over graves at Texas veterans cemetery

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A minivan driver looking to avoid traffic inside Houston National Cemetery on Mother’s Day was captured in a startling video running over the gravestones of military veterans.

The incident unfolded Sunday following a flyover from the Lone Star Flight Museum to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day – the end of World War II in Europe.

“I was shocked, and never would have expected that to happen,” Jeremiah Johnston, who recorded the footage, told KTRK. “This is Houston, and there are crazy drivers, and I never would have expected to see them going through a cemetery. Especially when everyone was there to pay their respects during a patriotic flyover.”

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Amanda Hill, another witness, told the station that the woman was trying to race out of the area as soon as the flyover ended.

“She tried to back up, and then went up on the curb of the section where my grandparents are buried,” Hill said. “[The woman] couldn’t get around some cars, and then she started running over the graves.

“She heard us yelling at her to stop, and just kept doing it,” Hill added, estimating that the woman drove over dozens of graves. “My mother approached the van, and the driver told her she had to get out.”

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The driver, as of Monday, has not been identified. The Harris County Constable’s Office tells KTRK they have not received any reports regarding the incident.

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5 shot at crowded Texas coronavirus party in park: police

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At least five people were reportedly shot Sunday night at a Texas park that was the site of a 600-person party amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The shooting occurred about 6:30 p.m. at Village Creek Park in Fort Worth, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, citing police.

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Two of the victims were critically injured. The others suffered non-life threatening injuries, the newspaper reported.

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Witnesses told police that about 30 shots rang out after fireworks were set off at the park.

Fort Worth parks are open, but the city has urged people to remain socially distant at the green spaces, according to the city’s website.

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Dramatic video posted to Twitter shows people scattering from the park as numerous gunshots can be heard. Police sirens can also be heard in the clip.

Witness Adrian Gallardo, who lives across the street from the park, told the newspaper that “people [were] running everywhere” after the shots were fired.

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NYC to increase social-distancing ‘ambassadors’ to fight coronavirus spread

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New York City will be adding over 1,000 non-police “social distancing ambassadors” to enforce the rules in the coming weeks, the mayor announced, after some critics hit back at the NYPD’s response.

“This team of public servants will be tasked with educating New Yorkers on the importance of social distancing and distributing masks for free all across the city,” Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, said of the new ambassadors.

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De Blasio also said in an online media briefing Sunday that there will be an uptick in city volunteers by next weekend, from around 1,000 to 2,300.

Some law-enforcement officials themselves have complained about the push for social-distance policing after the coronavirus pandemic started slamming the city, but officers have received backlash in recent weeks after a slew of events highlighted police tactics which the mayor deemed “unacceptable.” Some social-media videos helped fuel the controversy; one showed police slamming a black suspect to the ground for talking back to a cop, and another showed an officer punching a man in the head as he was pinned to a sidewalk.

Also, New York City police department data released Friday showed that of the 374 summonses issued through May 5 for violating distancing orders, 52 percent were given to black people and 30 percent to Hispanic people. The mayor said those statistics showed “something’s wrong.” He pledged more training and clearer protocols for officers.

“More and more, the emphasis will be on a communicative, encouraging approach,” de Blasio said of the new ambassadors throughout the city, adding that ticketing “will still be there when needed.”

He also said that enforcement of the rules needed to be done “fairly and consistently in all communities.”

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In addition, some in the Hasidic Jewish community cried foul over the response from police and the mayor to a large public funeral of a Brooklyn rabbi in April attended by hundreds of people, breaking with the city’s restrictions on gatherings.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Colorado officer cleared in deadly February shooting of suspect with gang ties

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A law-enforcement officer will not face criminal charges in the deadly February shooting of a suspect with gang ties in northern Colorado, police announced late last week.

Greeley Police said that Weld County district attorney made the decision last Monday about an unnamed officer who shot an armed man sitting in a car with a woman at a Section 8 apartment complex on Feb. 26.

Released body camera footage showed Ramiro Carrasco reaching for a gun on his lap and throwing it on the ground after being shot, police said.

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Ramiro Carrasco was seen reaching for a gun on his lap and throwing it on the ground after being shot, police said. (Larimer County Sheriff’s Office)

Warning “this body camera footage is graphic and has explicit language,” Greeley police released the disturbing video Thursday on its YouTube page.

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The 19th Judicial Critical Incident Response Team, a five-year-old group of highly trained and skilled investigators from 24 law enforcement agencies in Weld County working with the DA to probe officer-involved shootings, said the cop was justified in firing at Carrasco after he failed to follow police orders.

For safety reasons, the cop was not named given Carrasco’s “very strong and documented ties,” to criminal gangs.

Frank Miles is a reporter and editor covering geopolitics, military, crime, technology and sports for FoxNews.com. His email is Frank.Miles@foxnews.com.

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Las Vegas police release video of sword-wielding man charging officers before fatal shooting

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Las Vegas police have released the body camera video of an officer fatally shooting a man who charged toward him and his partner with a samurai sword.

Officer Vincent Segura, 27, and his partner responded to the Sandhill Apartments complex around 11 a.m. May 5 after reports that a man, identified as 40-year-old Justin Charland, was yelling at neighbors and talking to himself, Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Sheriff Brett Zimmerman said in video briefing Friday.

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Charland had documented mental health issues and had previous encounters with police, who provided him with assistance relating to mental health, Zimmerman said.

The body camera video released during the briefing showed Charland brandishing the sword while standing atop an outdoor staircase and yelling. Segura asks to speak with Charland and get him help.

“Why are you upset today, Justin?” Segura asks loudly in the video. “I’m trying to understand. I want to talk to you. I want to get you some help.”

When Segura asks Charland to put the sword down, he replies: “No, I will die.” Charland is also heard at another point in the video saying, “You die military-style.”

A few minutes later Charland bounds down the stairs brandishing the sword and says he is a ninja.

“Don’t come at me with that, Justin,” Segura shouted to Charland while backing up. “Come on, man, you don’t want to do this.”

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Police said the man lunged at officers while police were trying to de-escalate a disturbance call at an apartment. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police via AP)

Charland shouts “run” multiple times as he continues walking toward Segura and his partner.

“As Mr. Charland was advancing toward the officers, he said he was a ninja and he was going to kill them,” Zimmerman said. He said Charland “lunged” with the 34-inch sword in a “striking position.”

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Segura shot Charland three times when he was just a few yards away. The officers performed life-saving measures on Charland, who was later pronounced dead at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.

Charland would have been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest with a deadly weapon if he had survived, Zimmerman said. He said Charland was arrested three times between 2003 and 2008 for obstructing a public officer, resisting a police officer and battery on a police officer.

A police team was investigating the officer’s use of force, a police statement said. The findings would be forwarded to the Clark County District Attorney’s Office for review. A different police team was examining the incident for a review focused on policy, tactics, and training.

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It was the department’s third fatal officer-involved shooting and seventh overall this year.

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North Carolina deputy led armed group to black teen’s home, lawyer claims

A North Carolina sheriff’s deputy and another man face criminal charges after leading an armed group to the home of a black teenager.

The group, led by former New Hanover County Sheriff’s Deputy Jordon Kita, arrived May 3 to the home of Demeon Shepard, a senior at Laney High School in Wilmington.

The teenager was playing video games when he answered a knock at the door and was met by Kita, who was flanked by two men holding a shotgun and a semi-automatic assault-like rifle, respectively. A group of about 15 people – all white – were behind him, said Shepard’s lawyer, James W. Lea, who is preparing a civil lawsuit.

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From left to right, Dameon Shepard, his mother Monica Shepard, and their attorney Jim Lea. (Mark Darrough/Port City Daily)

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The group tried unsuccessfully to force its way into the home of Shepard, who is black. They were reportedly looking for 15-year-old Lekayda Kempisty, who had gone missing earlier that day. She was later found alive.

The group was searching for someone named Josiah, a student from a different school who had ties to the girl and used to live next door to the Shepards.

The Shepards are one of only two African-American families living in the predominantly white neighborhood, according to the Port City Daily.

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Dameon Shepard, a high school senior who last Sunday night opened the door to three armed men, one wearing a New Hanover County Detention Facility uniform, and a crowd of about 15 people looking for a 15-year-old girl reported missing that same evening. (Mark Darrough/Port City Daily)

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New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David said Kita, who has since been fired, went to Shepard’s home “while armed and in uniform in a county where he was not dully sworn in and in furtherance of personal — not law enforcement — purposes.”

Lea claims that Kita put his foot in the door and demanded to be let in after Dameon repeatedly identified himself and tried to shut the door.

“The individual named ‘Josiah’ had apparently lived next door with his mother for some period of time but had left his residence in the neighborhood approximately one month prior,” Lea wrote in a letter to David. “At some point, the group apparently began to understand that they were at the wrong residence.”

There was a sign in the front yard congratulating him on his graduation from Laney High, with his first name in large, capital, bold letters, according to Lea.

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Kita is now facing charges of trespassing and breaking and entering. A man in Kita’s group – identified as Austin Wood – is also facing a criminal charge for “going armed to the terror of the public.”

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