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Prison guards who were supposed to be checking on Jeffrey Epstein were ‘ASLEEP and faked log entries’

“Corrections officers at a New York prison where Jeffrey Epstein was being held are accused of falling asleep on the job and falsifying logs to make it appear as if they checked on the billionaire pedophile on the night of his apparent suicide.

The Metropolitan Correctional Center’s two guards claimed to have checked on Epstein every 30 minutes, but had actually been asleep for up to the three hours, officials familiar with the ongoing probe told The New York Times.

Epstein is believed to have killed himself early Saturday at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York, where he was awaiting trial in a sex trafficking case.”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7354679/Corrections-officers-prison-Jeffrey-Epstein-held-falsified-reports.html

China’s social credit system shows its teeth, banning millions from taking flights, trains

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Here it comes; be ready to kiss of a hundred million or so Chinese. Govts. are dangerous things and I think we all know what happens when they start acting like this.

Millions of Chinese individuals and businesses have been labelled as untrustworthy on an official blacklist banning them from any number of activities, including accessing financial markets or travelling by air or train, as the use of the government’s social credit system accelerates.

The annual blacklist is part of a broader effort to boost “trustworthiness” in Chinese society and is an extension of China’s social credit system, which is expected to give each of its 1.4 billion citizens a personal score.

The social credit system assigns both positive and negative scores for individual or corporate behaviour in an attempt to pressure citizens into behaving.

Human rights advocates, though, worry that the arbitrary system does not take into account individual circumstances and so often unfairly labels individuals and firms as untrustworthy.

Over 3.59 million Chinese enterprises were added to the official creditworthiness blacklist last year, banning them from a series of activities, including bidding on projects, accessing security markets, taking part in land auctions and issuing corporate bonds, according to the 2018 annual report released by the National Public Credit Information Centre.

https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/2186606/chinas-social-credit-system-shows-its-teeth-banning-millions

Apple Gives Deep State Access To Roger Stone’s iCloud Account, After Refusing To Violate Privacy of San Bernardino Terrorists

Three years after Apple refused to give the federal government access to the devices used by the San Bernadino terrorists who killed and injured dozens in a mass shooting event, the company has given the office of the Special Counsel complete access to Trump advisor Roger Stone’s iCloud account, reports Apple Insider.

According to the Washington Post, Apple objected to giving the federal government backdoor access to the shooters iPhones, claiming it would “set a dangerous precedent.”

“From the beginning, we objected to the FBI’s demand that Apple build a backdoor into the iPhone because we believed it was wrong and would set a dangerous precedent. As a result of the government’s dismissal, neither of these occurred. This case should never have been brought.”

Fast forward to present, and we see that Apple no longer seems to have the same privacy concerns it once did in 2015. Without any fight, they simply turned over Roger Stone’s iCloud passwords and God knows what else, because Orange Man Bad. The fact that Apple views a political persecution less of a hill to die on than protecting the rights of terrorists who killed and maimed dozens of Americans is quite telling.

From the Gateway pundit:https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/02/apple-gives-deep-state-access-to-roger-stones-personal-account-after-refusing-to-violate-privacy-of-san-bernardino-terrorists/

 

Family Dollar shopper shoots,kills armed robber

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(FOX 5 Atlanta) – An armed robbery at a DeKalb County store Tuesday morning could have gone the wrong way if not for an armed customer, police say.

It happened at a Family Dollar store in the 7000 block of Covington Highway. At least three customers and two employees were inside at the time.

According to police, a customer at the store shot and killed a robber during a hold-up.

“I’m glad that the Good Samaritan was there to save that person’s life who was just at work making an honest dollar,” said Conrad Fagan, who was in the area at the time of the attempted robbery.

A DeKalb County Police investigator told reporters the armed customer could be seen on camera shopping not far from the register when he noticed a man trying to rob the cashier at the register.

“He didn’t do anything wrong. He stopped a robbery in progress and did what he had to do,” said Sgt. Lynn Schuler, who described the customer as a Good Samaritan.

Police will not charge the customer, whose name has not been released. Although other customers were inside at the time, no one else was hurt when the customer opened fire. Folks who patronize the Family Dollar say they’re grateful he was brave enough and able to intervene.

http://www.fox5dc.com/news/police-responding-to-deadly-shooting-at-family-dollar

Venezuelan opposition leader just sworn in as President

“Organization of American States president Luis Almagro tweeted Wednesday his support for National Assembly President Juan Guaido moments after he swore himself in as president of Venezuela.

“We congratulate @jguaido as President in charge of #Venezuela. He has our full support and recognition to push the return of his country to democracy #23Jan #OaswithVenezuela,” he tweeted.

The Organization of American States voted not to recognize President Nicolás Maduro’s second term as president of Venezuela during an extraordinary session on Jan. 10. The vote was 19 to 6, with eight abstentions and one absence.”

12 Min. Ago…CNN

Welcome to Florida : Church van from La. in collision with 2 Semi trucks, 7 people perish in the flames

This is about 50 miles North of my location. Condolences to all involved.

“Two big rigs and two passenger vehicles collided and spilled diesel fuel across a Florida highway Thursday, sparking a massive fire that killed seven people, authorities said.

The wreck happened on Interstate 75 about a mile south of Alachua, near Gainesville. The flames were fed by about 50 gallons of diesel, authorities said.

Eight other people were taken to the hospital, some with critical injuries, the Gainesville Sun reported.

The crash involved a church van from Louisiana that was headed to Orlando, Spectrum News reported.

Emergency crews extinguished the fire and said they were treating the crash as a homicide investigation. The fire was so intense that authorities said it damaged parts of the road.

A spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol told The Associated Press in a phone interview that their top priorities were to conduct a thorough investigation and to identify the deceased victims.

“There’s going to be families that need to be notified that their loves ones have perished,” Lt. P.V. Riordan said.

It’s unclear whether the victims were killed in the wreck or whether they burned in the fire, which would make identification more difficult, he said.

The aftermath closed part of the highway in both directions, causing massive delays.”

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-ne-fiery-crash-gainesville-i75-20190103-story.html

Whitey Bulger whacked in prison

 

Gangland serial slayer James “Whitey” Bulger was killed shortly after being moved to a high-security federal prison in West Virginia, the Herald has confirmed.

Bulger, 89, was convicted in 2013 of being complicit in 11 murders in Massachusetts, Florida and Oklahoma.

His attorney, Hank Brennan, who tried to appeal Bulger’s life sentence all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, declined comment pending notification by the Bureau of Prisons.

Bulger arrived at USP Hazelton yesterday. He was found unresponsive at 8:20 this morning, according to a statement from the Bureau of Prisons, which provided no other details.

“Life-saving measures were initiated immediately by responding staff. Mr. Bulger was subsequently pronounced dead by the Preston County Medical Examiner,” the statement said.

BOP notified the FBI and Bulger’s death is now under investigation,

“No staff or inmates were injured, and at no time was the public in danger,” BOP stressed.

The facility houses 1,277 maximum-security inmates and is located in Bruceton Mills.

According to multiple reports, Bulger was murdered by inmates with ties to the mob. His death is being investigated as a homicide, officials confirmed

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2018/10/james_whitey_bulger_dead_had_been_moved_to_w_va