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Georgia Sheriff Spokesman Posted Racist COVID Shirts on Facebook

Georgia Sheriff Spokesman Posted Racist COVID Shirts on Facebook

A Cherokee County, Georgia, Sheriff’s Office spokesperson came under fire Wednesday afternoon for pinning that left eight dead—including six Asian women—on a 21-year-old white man’s “very bad day.”“Yesterday was a really bad day for him and this is what he did,” Jay Baker said with the Atlanta Police Department about 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long.But it seems the same spokesperson shared racist content online, including pointing the finger at China for the ongoing coronavirus pandemic—the same vitriol advocates say has fueled a horrific surge in violence against Asian Americans.In a...

March 17, 2021
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‘People Are Greedy’: The Absurd Electric Bills Slamming Texans

‘People Are Greedy’: The Absurd Electric Bills Slamming Texans

DALLAS—As a raged across Texas over the weekend, Akilah Scott-Amos received an alarming message from her power company: Please switch services because “prices are about to explode.”The 43-year-old owner of an organic skincare and apothecary shop was initially confused by the message from Griddy, which sells wholesale power for a monthly membership, but she began to look for other providers.Then she checked her bill.“I paid $450 for one day. I was in shock,” Scott-Amos told The Daily Beast on Wednesday. “It made no sense because we have a gas heater, a gas fireplace, and we have been keeping...

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February 17, 2021
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Two Cops, Including a Trained Sniper, Arrested for Taking Part in Capitol Insurrection

Two Cops, Including a Trained Sniper, Arrested for Taking Part in Capitol Insurrection

Two Virginia police officers, including one who is an Army veteran and trained sniper, have been arrested after they allegedly took part in the Capitol riot—then boasted about it being legal on Facebook afterward.Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson, both officers with the Rocky Mount Police Department, were charged on Wednesday with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority, and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to a criminal complaint obtained by The Daily Beast.Prosecutors allege the two cops, who were off-duty when...

January 13, 2021
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Hawaii Proud Boy Leader Nick Ochs Busted in Capitol Riot

Hawaii Proud Boy Leader Nick Ochs Busted in Capitol Riot

Federal authorities have arrested Hawaii founder and in connection with the on Wednesday.In an indictment unsealed in D.C. District Court, Ochs—who promotes his extremist opinions online as part of the “Murder the Media” podcasting and YouTube crew—is charged with trespassing into a restricted building.Attempts to reach him were not immediately successful, and it was unclear if he had an attorney.Multiple photos of Ochs participating in the mayhem appeared online and in the press during and after the attack on the Capitol—including a selfie Ochs shared on his Twitter account smoking a...

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January 8, 2021
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Woman Shot Dead as Mob Overran Capitol ID’ed as Air Force Vet

Woman Shot Dead as Mob Overran Capitol ID’ed as Air Force Vet

The woman shot dead as a on Wednesday has been identified by her family as an Air Force vet who was an outspoken supporter of Trump.Local San Diego news outlet named the woman as Ashli Babbitt, a San Diego resident who is said to have served 14 years in the military. Her husband, who was not identified by name in the report, described her as an avid Trump supporter. The two are said to own a business together in San Diego, though he did not travel with her to D.C. “I really don’t know why she decided to do this,” Babbitt’s mother-in-law was quoted as telling .Authorities have yet to confirm...

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January 6, 2021
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‘A Lot of People Are Going to Die’: Iowa Scientists Fear Guv’s COVID-19 Retreat Will Bring Further Disaster

‘A Lot of People Are Going to Die’: Iowa Scientists Fear Guv’s COVID-19 Retreat Will Bring Further Disaster

Eight days out from Christmas, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds delivered what she hoped was a gift to her beleaguered state’s small businesses: new, . But medical experts tell The Daily Beast it’s a present many Iowans will soon find themselves desperately wanting—and unable—to return after the holiday season.Just in time for the final weekend before the holiday, Reynolds signed a proclamation on Thursday that lifted a previous 15-person cap on indoor gatherings and permitted bars and restaurants to return to normal operating hours, with group sizes no larger than eight and kept at a distance of six...

December 23, 2020
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Value of Loeffler’s Mansion Dropped $6M Overnight—and Nobody Can Explain Why

Value of Loeffler’s Mansion Dropped $6M Overnight—and Nobody Can Explain Why

When (R-GA) and her husband, Jeffrey Sprecher, bought a 15,000-square-foot Atlanta mansion known as “Descante” for $10.5 million in 2009, it was the most expensive private home purchase in the city’s history.The value of the estate, as appraised by Fulton County government officials for the purpose of calculating annual property tax dues, remained the same, $10.5 million, for the next seven years. Then, in 2016, the appraised value suddenly plunged to $4.15 million—a whopping 60 percent decline.The result was a dramatic cut to the couple’s property tax bill.Originally, they were paying...

December 16, 2020
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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Kills Trump Bid to Disqualify Ballots

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Kills Trump Bid to Disqualify Ballots

CHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWCHEAT SHEETTOP 10 RIGHT NOWThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court drove roughly a half dozen nails into the Trump campaign’s coffin on Monday—bringing the hammer down on its attempts to throw out votes for incomplete information on outer envelopes.Ruling on a handful of appeals involving in Philadelphia, the state’s highest bench ruled 4-3 that counties do not have to toss absentee ballots on which Pennsylvanians have failed to completely handwrite their name, the date, and their address “where no fraud or irregularity has been alleged.” President Donald Trump’s campaign...

November 23, 2020
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The Desperate Final Gasps of Team Trump’s Flailing ‘Mini-Coup’

The Desperate Final Gasps of Team Trump’s Flailing ‘Mini-Coup’

The past week saw Team Trump piling up losses and running out of road.The campaign dropped to stop the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Michigan, while the threw out the campaign’s claim that COVID-19 restrictions had deprived GOP observers of their right to monitor the postal vote count.Then, on Thursday night, with just four days remaining before both Michigan and Pennsylvania certify their results, Rudolph Giuliani and local lawyer dropped a in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Probably the most audacious of the dozens of the campaign...

November 21, 2020
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Giuliani Rants About Mickey Mouse and Voter Fraud in Hearing on Trump Suit

Giuliani Rants About Mickey Mouse and Voter Fraud in Hearing on Trump Suit

MY COUSIN RUDYThe former federal prosecutor took over a campaign lawsuit and indulged in Trump-flavored conspiracy mongering.udy Giuliani, a former federal prosecutor, appeared in a Pennsylvania courtroom on Tuesday to make outrageous and evidence-free voter fraud claims, invoking Mickey Mouse and JFK in a wild conspiracy rant that another attorney denounced as “disgraceful.”The one-time New York City mayor, who is President Trump’s personal lawyer, took over the federal lawsuit from Pennsylvania attorneys and got permission to represent the campaign at a hearing in Williamsport—where his...

November 18, 2020
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