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Texas: Sechs Tote bei Flugzeugabsturz #Panorama #Texas #Flugzeugunglücke


TX, TN, AZ turn towards further voting restrictions after surge in Democratic voters

In Texas, state lawmakers are considering adding criminal penalties for people who improperly fill out voter registration forms. Arizona Republicans are proposing new voting rules that could make it more complicated to cast an early ballot. In Tennessee, GOP lawmakers are considering a bill that would fine groups involved in voter registration drives that submit incomplete forms.
This is many Republicans' exact comprehension of how Democracy works: When the opposite side experiences a surge in votes, restrict their voters' rights to vote, so that they will improbably be capable of filling out a ballot correctly. Then, you are going to see your party winning in the next election. It might be autocratic and highly unconstitutional, but who cares when you're ruling?
Voting groups in the state say they are concerned this effort could result in jail time for people who don't properly fill out their voter registration forms. Currently, providing false
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Man beats up transgender woman in broad daylight, is arrested

The attack happened Friday at the Royal Crest apartment complex on Wilhurt Avenue in south Dallas. The suspects in the attack allegedly used homophobic slurs during the assault, according to police.

Towards the end of the video, several women could be seen carrying the victim and loading her into a car. Police say they received a call about the victim at around 11:20 p.m. at a local hospital.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings addressed the attack, saying “I am extremely angry about what appears to be mob violence against this woman… those who did this do not represent how Dallasites feel about our thriving LGBTQ community. We will not stand for his kind of behavior.”

#Texas #US #USA #Transphobia #News

Die Qualen sind endgültig vorbei, die Zeit der Schmerzen ist es ebenso. Dirk Nowitzki hat sich mit einer starken Leistung aus der NBA verabschiedet. Nach mehr als 20 Jahren geht er unter stehen Ovationen und mit Tränen. #Basketball #NBA #DirkNowitzki #Karriereende #DallasMavericks #SanAntonioSpurs #Texas

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Texas Teacher Put On Leave After Alleged Ties To White Nationalist Group Exposed
A teacher at a Dallas high school, where 99 percent of the students are nonwhite, allegedly belongs to the white nationalist group Identity Evropa.


17-year old asks presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke to accompany her on her prom, he asks her to accompany her to his Iowa caucus

"It’s OK if you say no, but will you go to prom with me?" the 17-year-old high school senior asked Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke at a rally Thursday evening in Sioux City.

"But somebody told me about your sign, so we came up with a counter-proposal," O'Rourke continued, lifting a white sign scrawled with blue marker.
"Will you caucus for me?" he asked Campbell as the crowd laughed.
This probably was one of the most romantic offers he ever made to a woman in his life. I'm sure the other ones in the crowd immediately blushed, followed by a heat-up face out of jealousy because they didn't have the chance to caucus for this sonnyboy from Texas.
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Largest raid in a decade leads to deainment of more than 280 illegal workers

ICE's Homeland Security Investigations division received tips that the company mave have knowingly hired undocumented immigrants and that several workers were using fraudulent identification documents, said Katrina Berger, Special Agent in Charge in HSI's Dallas office.
I'm sure the country's economy is going to prosper from it, because to swiftly remove 280 workers from their employing companies don't have any slight impact at all.
Federal hiring laws require that employers have new hires fill out I-9 forms. The laws perform “necessary and common sense functions,” Berger said at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

“They ensure U.S. citizens and legal U.S. residents are hired for jobs in the U.S.,” Berger said. “They also ensure that illegal workers are not preyed upon or paid less than the going wage or otherwise coerced or cheated or subjected to unsafe working conditions without any means of complaint
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Residents near Texas border town threatened by human smugglers


#border #border crisis #border security #border wall #falfurrias #human #immigration #migrant caravan #near #oan newsroom #residents #smugglers #texas #threatened #town
Residents near Texas border town threatened by human smugglers


Abolish the police

San Antonio police officer who was fired after colleagues accused him of trying to give a homeless man a sandwich containing dog feces has won his appeal but hasn't been reinstated.

An arbitrator this month overturned Matthew Luckhurst's dismissal because he wasn't punished within the required 180 days of the alleged incident.

Officers reported the dog feces incident happened May 6, 2016, while Luckhurst was on bicycle patrol. He was notified of his indefinite suspension Oct. 28, 2016.

#shitposting #anarchist meme for cool people
#police #cops #anarchy #anarchism #law #state
#acab #homeless #capitalism #Texas #usa #justice

Hinrichtung in Texas: Oberstes Gericht gewährt Todeskandidat Aufschub aus religiösen Gründen #Panorama #Justiz #Todesstrafe #Texas #USA


There are people

(I already thought that we had this debate about Nazis being actually left-wingers because it is called National Socialists. Even German poltiicians who, by their age (speaking of age and senilitiy), become more and more demented, made the same claim about this determining predicate in the end. It's socialism, but with a very nationalist scent. Just saying: There's nothing socialist about deporting people for relating to an ethnic, religious or whatever minority and murdering them like vermits. This is racist, discriminating, a crima against humanity. Something only the wrost scum in the world is capable of doing without having a very bad conscience about. Now, the Socialists are nothing like this, they are empathic and objected to reaching the best for all of the poeple (excluding fascists). How would murdering almost half of them accomplish this goal? The answer: It doesn't. Period.)
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San Antonio City Council bans Chick-Fil-A on airport, enforces backlash from GOP Sen. Ted Cruz

"Ridiculous," Cruz tweeted Friday, with a link to a story about the vote. "The details of this story are even worse," he followed up Saturday, tweeting a link to another story. "San Antonio City Council voted to ban @ChickfilA from the airport bc the company gave to...the Fellowship of Christian Athletes & the Salvation Army?!?

After council members Roberto Treviño and Manny Peláez voiced concerns about the eatery's inclusion at the airport because of its anti-LGBT reputation, the council voted to reject the restaurant under a deal approved Thursday.

I guess they talking about this donation.

In a statement Saturday, Chik-fil-A said that the press release put out by the council member "was the first we heard of his motion and its approval" by the council.
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Zukunftsmesse „South by Southwest“: Karneval der Kreativen in Texas #Festival #SiliconValley #Texas #AlexandriaOcasioCortez #Google #Facebook #Künste #Kultur


Native inmates won lawsuit to grow their hair long due to spiritual beliefs

The trio of long-time prisoners at the McConnell Unit sued the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in federal court, arguing that their Native American spiritual beliefs regard hair as an extension of the soul, something to be cut only when in mourning. The prison system’s rules requiring men to keep short hair or face disciplinary consequences, the inmates and their attorneys argued, were an unfair violation of religious freedom.

Even though female prisoners are allowed to have long hair, attorneys for the state claimed that letting men do the same would cost too much money to police, that prisoners would get too hot in uncooled facilities, that it would make identifying inmates harder and that it could increase the number of inmate suicides.

I don't get the last argument. Do they beleive that they could use their hair as a noose, to strangle themselves to death? Or how do they explain this argument?

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Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke (D - TX) raises 6.1 mn dollars overnight

“Six million bucks overnight is impressive and anyone who says otherwise doesn’t understand the game,” said Kirk Wagar, a former top Barack Obama donor who is backing Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.). “It’s not the same as when Jeb Bush did it, where he had everyone lined up when they all donated. This guy, as far as I know, didn’t make a bunch of calls. Didn’t have a bunch of people that were pounding people."

“He had to raise more than everyone to continue his momentum. He did. Otherwise, they would have said people gave against Ted Cruz, not for Beto,” said Michael O’Neil, a former Midwest finance director for the Obama campaign. “It is clear, donors were excited to invest in Beto.”

O’Rourke’s campaign is still without a manager and was scrambling to staff up in early primary states. O’Rourke is expected to remain on the road campaigning before returning to his home in El... show more


Does Beto O'Rourke (D - TX) back Medicare For All?

This week, O'Rourke again moved away from full single-payer health care, saying he supports giving people the option to buy into Medicare. That's far from the approach being pushed by 2020 rival and progressive icon Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who would mandate Medicare for everyone and abolish employer-sponsored coverage.

But more establishment Democrats think it is a smarter strategy politically to allow people to keep their employer-sponsored coverage if they like it rather than mandating an end to it.

To leave people a choice between employer-sponsored coverage and a Medicare For All might help fishing for votes on both sides of the river. I guess this is the right plan, all in all. Why upset the Republicans uselessly? For what?

“He is saying he has natural gifts as a political communicator, and believes he should put them to use for the purpose of beating Donald Drumpf and otherwise making the world a better place,” Chait wrote about O'Rourke. “This is a g... show more


#texas #chemical #fire

Massive Fire At Chemical Plant In Texas, Entire City Of Deer Park Asked to Shelter In Place

Massive fire at a chemical plant in Deer Park, Texas. The entire city has been asked to shelter in place.


Radio | DLF: SXSW-Festival 2019 in Texas - Analoge elektronische Musik und eindringliche Botschaften

Das South by Southwest-Festival, kurz „SXSW“ in Austin, Texas ist seit Jahren ein Trend- und Impulsgeber der Popkultur. Die 2019er-Ausgabe des Festivals zeigte einmal mehr Einsichten in ein anderes, weltoffenes Amerika. Doch auch deutsche Künstler sind beim SXSW gerne gesehen.

Moritz Simon Geist: „Was ich echt krass fand ist diese Kombination aus Volksfest Abends auf der STraße mit so ganz vielen Side Events. Es gibt so viele Sideevents und da ist dann wirklich alles dabei. Jede Bar hat ja hier noch eigene EVents wo dann irgendeine Blues Band spielt...

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On O'Rourke's adolescent shennanigans, and his campaign

O’Rourke’s remarks followed a report in Reuters that O’Rourke, as a young member of the computer hacking group Cult of the Dead Cow, wrote an online article about how society could work without money and, in a more disturbing missive, about killing children.

For what it's worth, the latter one is quite edgy.

The report, an excerpt from a forthcoming book about Cult of the Dead Cow, came as O’Rourke pushed through the second day of his presidential campaign in Iowa. He declined to reveal how much money his campaign raised in its first 24 hours, a standard marker of early support in the presidential race.

O'Rourke touched off a frenzied push to raise money online when he announced his candidacy on Thursday. It is unclear when he will release his initial fundraising figures, if at all, or whether he will wait for federal filing deadlines. The candidate was racing between events in eastern Iowa on Friday and was expected to remain in the state the next da... show more


On Beto O'Rourke's (D - TX) run for president

He has political celebrity after his stronger-than-expected challenge to Sen. Ted Cruz in the midterms. He has a devoted base of fans and network of small donors that would make him instantly competitive. He is already better known and better liked than a number of national Democrats who have been running for weeks. And in preparation for his launch, he reportedly beefed up his already valuable email list, lined up potential campaign hires, and has planned a multiday swing through Iowa this weekend.

It’s possible that he’d be able to ride to the nomination on the force of his personality alone—it’s gotten him this far—but that would be a particular shame considering he’ll face one of the deepest and most diverse primary fields. If Democrats are in the market for soaring rhetoric about bridging the partisan divide, they can get that from Joe Biden, Cory Booker, or Amy Klobuchar—all of whom can offer their own specific cases for what that bipartisanship can produce, u... show more


Is this handsome prick Beto O'Rourke finally running for president?

It's been 10 days since O'Rourke said publicly that he's made a decision about his political future, but he told reporters on Saturday that he wanted to reveal "it the right way and tell everyone at the same time."

"Everything has skyrocketed. People are sensing that something is coming," said Nate Lerner, the co-founder of Draft Beto, which is trying to push O'Rourke into the 2020 race. "We're in the eye of the storm now."

The storm of uncertainty whether he's going to run or not?

Meanwhile, O'Rourke has begun popping up in public — everything from a Metallica concert to a rally to protest President Donald Drumpf's recent visit to O’Rourke’s hometown of El Paso.
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Etats-Unis : le Texas a exécuté son plus vieux condamné à mort


#breakingnews #condamné #etats #exécuté #mort #news #plus #son #texas #unis #vieux

Billie Wayne Coble, 70 ans, a été exécuté au Texas après avoir passé pratiquement 30 ans dans le couloir de la mort.Bild/Foto
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On death sentences and the ethics of executing murderers who have lost memory about their deeds

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Billie Wayne Coble received lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the August 1989 shooting deaths of Robert and Zelda Vicha and their son, Bobby Vicha, at separate homes in Axtell, northeast of Waco.

In Coble’s clemency petition to the Board of Pardons and Paroles, Ellis said his client suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from his time as a Marine during the Vietnam War and was convicted, in part, due to misleading testimony from two prosecution expert witnesses on whether he would be a future danger.

“Every time I run into somebody that knew (his father and grandparents), it’s a good feeling. And when I hear stories about them, it still makes it feel like they’re kinda still here,” Vicha said.

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Drei Verwandte umgebracht: Mörder in Texas hingerichtet #Panorama #Justiz #Todesstrafe #Texas #USA

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Equality, Bitches! 👍

Federal Court rules the male-only Draft unconstitutional

A federal #judge has ruled that a #men-only #draft is #unconstitutional, but he stopped short of ordering the #SelectiveServiceSystem to #... show more


Amazon cargo plane crashes in Texas

A large cargo plane crashed Saturday in Texas, killing all three people on board, officials said.
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Das Frachtflugzeug befand sich auf dem Weg nach Miami in Florida - doch schon kurz nach dem Start im texanischen Houston brach der Funkkontakt ab. Für die Besatzung der Boeing gibt es keine Hoffnung. #Flugzeugabsturz #Texas #USA #TrinityBay #TrinityBucht #AtlasAir


Apple to Close Retail Stores in Patent Troll-Favored Eastern District of Texas

Apple has confirmed its plans to close retail stores in the Eastern District of Texas — a move that will allow the company to better protect itself from patent infringement lawsuits, according to…
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Apple to Close Stores in Eastern District of Texas to Fight Patent Trolls

Apple plans to close both of its retail stores within the Eastern District of Texas in a few months from now in an effort to protect itself from...
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Apple schließt angeblich Läden in Ost-Texas – zum Schutz vor Patenttrollen #Apple #Patente #Patentklage #Texas


Police will end no-knock warrants after deadly raid

"The no-knock warrants are going to go away like leaded gasoline in this city," Acevedo said at a community meeting on Monday, according to the Associated Press. He said officers will need to request a special exemption from his office to conduct a no-knock raid.

So, they will not go away, because all the police officers will require are special exemptions?

"What charge is going to be presented will be based on the evidence and the evidence is still being collected," according to KPRC.

Goines was shot and wounded in the raid. His attorney, Nicole DeBorde, told KPRC that she believes Goines is "innocent of any crime," and criticized comments by Acevedo about the case.
#US #USA #Texas #Houston #NoKnockRaid #Police #ACAB #News #DrugAbuse #Murder #Homicide


Study message in a bottle spot on an island near Texas

Through the scuffed glass, they could make out a yellowing piece of paper—almost the color of the sand. It was wound into a tight scroll, and it bore an instruction scribbled in big, capital letters: “BREAK BOTTLE.”

Not quite. When they liberated the paper and unrolled it, they discovered that it was a postcard—still nice and dry—to be filled it out and mailed back to the U. S. Bureau of Commercial Fisheries. Whoever found the bottle was supposed to jot down the date and place they’d encountered it, because the office was trying to track the effect of surface currents on young shrimp moving from “offshore spawning grounds to inshore nursery grounds.” Anyone who returned the postcard would receive 50 cents for their trouble.
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Illegal immigrants with connections to Mexican cartel arrested in N.C.


#arrested #cartel #connections #houston #illegal #immigrants #jalisco new generation cartel #mexican #mexico #myrtle beach #oan newsroom #south carolina #texas
Illegal immigrants with connections to Mexican cartel arrested in N.C.


"Mr. O'Rourke, tear down this wall."

He said that the wall has not made El Paso safer and it only pushes migrants away from cities and ports of entry to more dangerous areas of the border.

"To end the scourge of illegal drug trafficking and the trafficking in human beings, let's invest in the infrastructure, the technology, and the personnel at the ports of entry to improve our quality of life and make this a safer country," he said Monday.
#US #USA #Trump #DonaldTrump #GovernmentShutdown #GovernmentFunding #FederalEmployees #FederalBranches #Politics #News #BuildTheWall #ShutItDown #Senate #HouseOfRepresentatives #Congress #ORourke #BetoORourke #ElPaso #Texas #PortOfEntry


Riot breaks out at migrant shelter across border from Eagle Pass, Texas


#across #border #border security #border wall #breaks #eagle #immigration #mexico #migrant #migrant caravan #oan newsroom #out #pass #riot #shelter #texas
Riot breaks out at migrant shelter across border from Eagle Pass, Texas


President Trump touts need for border wall at El Paso rally, following breakthrough in talks


#border #border security #border wall #breakthrough #el paso #following #ice #immigration #need #north korea #oan newsroom #paso #president #president trump #rally #ralph northam #talks #texas #touts #trump #virginia #wall
President Trump touts need for border wall at El Paso rally, following breakthrough in talks


Negotiators reach tentative agreement on border security to avoid shutdown


#agreement #avoid #border #department of homeland security #dhs #ice #jim jordan #negotiators #oan newsroom #patrick leahy #reach #rio grande #security #shutdown #tentative #texas
Negotiators reach tentative agreement on border security to avoid shutdown


Standoff expected in El Paso, TX, Marty Robbins going to contribute music to it

The protests set up a clash between Drumpf and a potential opponent in 2020: Democrat Beto O’Rourke, a born-and-raised El Pasoan who is speaking at the protest set up as counter-programming to the president’s Monday evening rally in the city.

“We have a line that is very long already,” Drumpf said before leaving Washington for El Paso. “I mean, you see what’s going on. And I understand our competitor has got a line too, but it’s a tiny, little line. Of course, they’ll make it sound like they had more people than we do. That’s not going to happen.”

Listen to this erudite man and his aphoristic speech, he's so inspiring!

[...] inaccurately claiming that the city was among the country’s most violent until the federal government began fencing it off from its Mexican neighbor of Ciudad Juárez. (In fact, the city’s decrease in violent crime predated the wall.)

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Kann Deutschland Country? Unser Reporter Sertan Sanderson, selbst Exil-Texaner, war beim jährlichen "Country Music Meeting" in Berlin, wo eingefleischte Country-Fans mit Gleichgesinnten ihre Leidenschaft ausleben können. #Country #Western #Texas #Volksmusik #CountryMusikMeeting #Berlin


President Trump Preps for El Paso Rally


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President Trump Preps for El Paso Rally


El Paso sheriff contradicts Trump's false narrative of safety

It must be sad when everyone relevant is eager to contradict your statements which have been proven wrong many times before by fact-checkers around the nation, because you simply don't want to get it in your stubborn mind. Oh well, what have you got against the city's sheriff whom you have been referring to? 🙁

#US #USA #Trump #DonaldTrump #GovernmentShutdown #GovernmentFunding #FederalEmployees #FederalBranches #Politics #News #BuildTheWall #ShutItDown #Senate #HouseOfRepresentatives #Congress #ElPaso #Texas