Additional corroboration for Tara Reade’s story as law school friend

Mary Margaret Olohan, DCNF  Another person has come forward corroborating aspects of 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden’s accuser Tara Reade’s allegations.  Joseph Backholm is at least the eighth person to corroborate aspects of Reade’s claims, following her mother, brother, ex-husband, former neighbor, former coworker and at least two of her friends. Backholm says that Reade told him, “When I was in Washington, D.C. I was sexually assaulted by someone you would know.” A man who knew Tara Reade during law school says that she told him she was assaulted — marking at least the eighth person to corroborate Read More

Supreme Court urged to rethink legal immunity for police officers

Kaylee Greenlee, DCNF  The Supreme Court is weighing petitions to reexamine legal immunity that protects officers from being sued in instances of brutal arrests, use of excessive force and the shooting of innocent people in their homes. The call for reassessment comes during nationwide protests of police brutality, the most recent instance being the death of George Floyd. Floyd died on May 25 after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes, video of the incident shows. Over the past 50 years, SCOTUS has developed a doctrine that makes government officials, including police officers, immune from being sued in Read More

Police unions begin to abandon Biden after he promotes cop

Jake Dima, DCNF  Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden earlier in his career demonstrated support for police officers and their organized groups, but some in the law enforcement community said he’s switched views amid the George Floyd riots. Officers are finding themselves on the receiving end of mass violence in the middle of international demonstrations that have resulted from the death of Floyd, who died May 25 after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes, video showed. Several top law enforcement figures noticed Biden’s apparent change of perspective, Politico reported. “For Joe Biden, police are shaking Read More

Ex-Hillary campaign spox among growing list of Dems, celebs calling

Peter Hasson, DCNF  Support for abolishing or defunding the police is quickly gaining support among left-wingers. Prominent liberal figures are increasingly embracing the radical idea amid the nationwide protests and violence following the death of George Floyd. Former Hillary Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon, who now leads left-wing group Demand Justice, tweeted out his support for defunding the police on Wednesday. Defund the police — Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) June 4, 2020 Left-wing celebrities, including singer John Legend and women’s soccer player Megan Rapinoe, have signed a Black Lives Matter petition that calls for defunding the police. “We call for a national defunding Read More

Public health experts rip RNC and Trump for seeking to

Andrew Kerr, DCNF (Photo by David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images)President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he was moving the 2020 Republican National Convention from Charlotte, North Carolina, after failing to receive assurances from Gov. Roy Cooper that the event would be able to move forward at full capacity. Multiple health experts told the Daily Caller News Foundation that it would be foolish to commit to holding a full convention in late August amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Packing 19,000 persons, from 50 states and DC, into an arena for four days during an ongoing pandemic would be grossly irresponsible,” Rutgers University microbiologist Richard H. Read More

Attorneys accused of firebombing New York police vehicle had donated

Peter Hasson, DCNF (Photo by Sergio Flores/Getty Images)Two attorneys accused of firebombing a New York City Police Department (NYPD) vehicle both donated to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s 2020 presidential campaign, Federal Election Commission (FEC) records show. Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis, the two attorneys, were both repeat donors to Sanders’s campaign, according to FEC records, which show that Mattis also donated to Democratic billionaire Tom Steyer’s 2020 presidential campaign. Rahman and Mattis “were arrested in a van early Saturday morning while allegedly in possession of explosive device components shortly after Rahman hurled a Molotov cocktail at an Read More

Here’s a handy list of media and politicians who downplayed

(Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNGMary Margaret Olohan, DCNF Media figures and politicians alike have downplayed the violence and looting occurring throughout the United States following the death of George Floyd. Rioters have set cars ablaze and looted and pillaged businesses in cities across the nation. New York Times writer Nikole Hannah-Jones and MSNBC host Chris Hayes are among those who have downplayed the rioting occurring throughout the country. Media figures and politicians alike have downplayed the violence and looting occurring throughout the United States following the death of George Floyd. Activists have set cars ablaze, looted and pillaged Read More

Michigan anti-lockdown protesters reportedly had their phone data tracked –

Jake Dima, DCNF (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images)Phone data from about 400 activists in Michigan’s capital who protested coronavirus-related government orders was reportedly collected by a progressive advocacy group, but the same group has not collected similar data on George Floyd protesters. The Committee to Protect Medicare and Affordable Care, under the direction of former Democratic congressional candidate Dr. Rob Davidson, used cell phone data generated by an application called VoteMap to track the movements of the rally’s attendees after they departed from the capital, according to The Detroit News. This data was then allegedly Read More

Gun stocks skyrocket as violent riots continue

Mary Margaret Olohan, DCNF (Getty)Gun stocks have skyrocketed as protests and riots continue throughout the United States following the death of George Floyd. The soaring stocks came while rioters set cars ablaze, smashed property and looted businesses across the country as activists protested the death of Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes, video of the incident showed. Derek Chauvin, the officer, has been fired and arrested on third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges. A number of ammunition and gun makers were trading sharply higher after the weekend Read More

White House won’t address why federal government failed to protect

Mary Margaret Olohan, DCNF The White House is refusing to address why the federal government did not protect the national monuments honoring U.S. heroes during riots over the weekend in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Rioters defaced historic monuments honoring military heroes in Washington, D.C., photographs from the National Park Service showed. The defacement occurred as rioters protested the death of Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes, according to footage of the incident. The White House has not addressed why the federal government did Read More