GOLDSBORO, NC (WNCT) – A Mount Olive man has been arrested after deputies investigated an alleged sexual assault involving a 6-year-old girl.
On August 14 the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit began investigating an alleged sexual assault involving Benito Miranda Yanez Jr., 27, of Mount Olive, and a 6-year-old girl.
As a result of the investigation, Miranda-Yanez was arrested and charged with one count first-degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.
The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations assisted in the investigation.
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America’s “paper of record” has long been an arm of the Democratic Party, but it wasn’t always that way.
The New York Times was founded in 1851 and in the first two presidential elections it gave no endorsement. Over the next 94 years, The Times was balanced, endorsing 12 Republican presidential candidates (including its first six) and 12 Democratic presidential candidates (along with one candidate from the Bourbon Democrats).
Since 1960, though — the last 15 elections — the paper has endorsed only Democrats (its win-loss record: 7-8).
During those last 60 years, the paper has become more openly liberal. Its op-ed page is, of course, hardcore left. But that bias has been creeping into the news pages for years, with reporters and editors twisting facts and spinning the news to fits its leftward lean, often in support of Democrats.
But everything changed Sunday. On Sept. 15, 2019, The New York Times became a dangerous tool of misinformation controlled by the left, one that simply can no longer be trusted on any story.
On that day, the paper put out a “bombshell” headlined: “Brett Kavanaugh Fit In With the Privileged Kids. She Did Not.” The story was all about Deborah Ramirez’s experience at Yale University, where she met the future Supreme Court justice. Years later, in an attempt to derail his nomination to the Supreme Court, she would claim he thrust his penis in her face at a dorm party when they were both students.
The story — written by two Times reporters, Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, and adapted from their forthcoming anti-Kavanaugh book — contained this: “We also uncovered a previously unreported story about Kavanaugh in his freshman year that echoes Ramirez’s allegation. A classmate, Max Stier, saw Kavanaugh with his pants down at a different drunken dorm party, where friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student.”
Well. Quite an accusation.
But there was a problem. A big problem.
Mollie Hemingway, a senior editor at The Federalist, got an advance copy of the book. She tweeted, “The book notes, quietly, that the woman Max Stier named as having been supposedly victimized by Kavanaugh and friends denies any memory of the alleged event. Seems, I don’t know, significant.”
A massive gas explosion has sparked a fire at a Russian lab that houses viruses ranging from smallpox to Ebola, authorities have said.
The State Research Centre of Virology and Biotechnology has said a cylinder exploded in lab which is one of two places in the world that houses the smallpox disease which has been eradicated in the world.
Other highly lethal diseases that are stored there include Anthrax and Ebola.
Located in Koltsovo, in the Novosibirsk region of Siberia, the site is thought to be where biological weapons have been made.
Firefighter and rescue teams responded to the explosion before it was realised what the possible implications could be.
Russian media have reported that the “the situation was quickly upgraded from an ordinary emergency to a major incident”.
One worker suffered third-degree burns after the blast, which blew out the glass in the building.
Firefighters have been battling a blaze covering 30 square metres which engulfed the facility after the blast.
Dr. Joseph Kam, Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases (CEID) told CNN rules for storing viruses are very strict and highly dangerous diseases such as Ebola and smallpox would be stored in the highest “Level 4” laboratory.
Access to the samples would be limited, special containers are used and the storage mechanism is different from other laboratories, Kam said.
He added that while fire would be hot enough to destroy viruses, an explosion could risk spreading the virus and there would be a danger of infecting those in the room or contaminating the…
The photo had made the rounds on social media, which prompted the North Carolina High School Athletic Association to “take action,” according to a report from the Daily Mail. In North Carolina, students are prohibited from displaying political signs. If they break the rules again, the students may be subject to fines or even suspension.
“The focus of Friday night football games should be on our students – the players, cheerleaders, band members – the focus should not be on politics,” officials said in a statement to the Mail. “For this reason, we are hopeful the situation will resolve, and our student athletes can have a successful fall season.”
Some in the town are not pleased with this decision and will be holding a protest. They are encouraging people to bring pro-Trump swag to protest the athletic association.
“The North Stanly High School cheerleaders have been wrongly put on probation by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association for the rest of the football season because of holding up a Trump banner before a home game on 8-30-2019,” an event page supporting the students reads. “Please come out and help me show the school and the NCHSAA that freedom of speech is not dead. Please bring all your Trump and MAGA gear and lets throw our support behind the North Stanly High School cheerleaders.”
Sure, it’s about partisanship and peddling books and selling newspaper subscriptions, but in the end, Democrats’ smearing of Brett Kavanaugh is also about delegitimizing the Supreme Court—the only institution that will inhibit the progressive agenda no matter who wins elections.
Conservatives justices aren’t merely wrong, they’re nefarious and racist and extremist, you see, so virtually anything Democrats do to try and stop them is now rationalized. In this world, the accused, rather than the accuser, bears the “burden of proof.” In this world hucksters like Michael Avenatti are turned into experts and major news outlets will eagerly repeat and spread slander as news.
This Sunday, The New York Times ran an excerpt from a new book, “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh,” in which reporters Robin Pogebrin and Kate Kelly not only rehashed allegations against Kavanaugh, but claimed that he’d been in another drunken incident in his college days.
My colleague Mollie Hemingway, co-author of a bestselling non-fiction book on the affair, had a copy of “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh” and noticed that the reporters had somehow failed to mention that the alleged victim had declined to be interviewed because she didn’t recall the incident. Whether dispositive or not, it seems like a noteworthy detail to skip in an excerpt accusing a Supreme Court justice of inappropriate sexual conduct.
We won’t even dwell on the fact that it was a liberal lawyer—one who happened to have been pitted against Kavanaugh during the Bill Clinton impeachment hearings—who opportunistically claims to have recalled this 35-year-old incident and reported it to the FBI. Jennifer Rubin and E.J. Dionne assure us he should be trusted.
In any event, the Times, caught in a blatantly unprofessional act, was forced to add an “editor’s note” that debunked the most newsworthy aspect of their own article. It was just another in an interminable series of “mistakes” by supposedly non-partisan journalists that happen to skew in the same exact partisan direction while creating…
Unfortunately, the Manhattan DA is a corrupt Democrat.
Via Fox News:
NEW YORK CITY – Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office has subpoenaed tax returns belonging to President Trump and the Trump Organization through their accounting firm, Fox News confirmed Monday.
Jennifer Farrington, the chief marketing officer for the accounting firm Mazars USA, which has represented both Trump and the Trump Organization, told Fox News, “We have received a subpoena,” though she wouldn’t give specifics.
In a statement, Mazars says the firm will “respect the legal process and fully comply with its legal obligations.” The company added: “We believe strongly in the ethical and professional rules and regulations that govern our industry, our work and our client interactions. As a matter of firm policy and professional rules, we do not comment on the work we conduct for our clients.”
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In response to Beto O’Rourke’s “Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47” threat, a Tempe, Arizona gun store owner ran a “Beto Specials” promotion the next morning – selling out of both types of rifles by that afternoon.
When O’Rourke made the claim during Thursday night’s Democrat presidential candidate debate, Alpha Dog Firearms Owner Matt Boggs was outraged, he says in an interview with The HolloNet:
“I saw the comments that he made, and I was kinda like, ‘You know what: the Hell with this guy.’”
Iran might figure that would cause a problem in the market and harm Trump politically. But Trump has reserves to rely on so prices don’t spike.
Via Daily Wire:
President Donald Trump suggested on Sunday that the U.S. military could be used to respond to the terrorist attacks on oil sites in Saudi Arabia, for which U.S. officials say Iran was responsible.
“Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked,” Trump tweeted. “There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification, but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!”
- Edwan Coughman, 31, was arrested on September 12 for allegedly wrecking two of his businesses to stage a hate crime and receive insurance money
- Authorities responded to a burglary at Coughman’s businesses in Gwinnett County, Georgia, on Wednesday around 9.30pm
- The inside of the restaurants had racial slurs written in fresh black spray paint and TVs were stolen
- Authorities found Coughman in an unlicensed car with suggestive evidence, including spray paint cans
- Coughman was charged with false report of a crime, insurance fraud and concealing a license plate
A former NFL player was arrested by police for allegedly wrecking two of his own businesses to stage a fake hate crime and be eligible to receive insurance money.
Authorities from the Gwinnett County Police Department in Georgia responded to a ‘burglary in progress’ call around 9.30pm on Wednesday when a witness reported a man damaging businesses.
The two businesses, Create and Bake Restaurant and Coughman’s Creamery, belonged to former NFL player and local business owner Edwan Coughman.
Inside the businesses, officers found ‘monkey’, the n-word, ‘MAGA’ and swastikas scrawled on the walls in fresh black spray paint.
‘The smell of spray paint was very fresh. When officers touched it, the paint appeared wet,’ a news release from police said.
The cushions were reportedly sliced open, mirrors were broken, wires were cut, TVs were missing and the surveillance system was broken.
Saturday’s attack on a critical Saudi oil facility will almost certainly rock the world energy market in the short term, but it also carries disturbing long-term implications.
Ever since the dual 1970s oil crises, energy security officials have fretted about a deliberate strike on one of the critical choke points of energy production and transport. Sea lanes such as the Strait of Hormuz usually feature in such speculation. The facility in question at Abqaiq is perhaps more critical and vulnerable. The Wall Street Journal reported that five million barrels a day of output, or some 5% of world supply, would be taken offline as a result.
To illustrate the importance of Abqaiq in the oil market’s consciousness, an unsuccessful terrorist attack in 2006 using explosive-laden vehicles sent oil prices more than $2.00 a barrel higher. Saudi Arabia is known to spend billions of dollars annually protecting ports, pipelines and processing facilities, and it is the only major oil producer to maintain some spare output. Yet the nature of the attack, which used drones launched by Iranian-supported Houthi fighters from neighboring Yemen, shows that protecting such facilities may be far more difficult today.
There are countries that even today see their output ebb and flow as a result of militant activity, most notably Nigeria and Libya. Others, such as Venezuela, are in chronic decline due to political turmoil. Such news affects the oil price at the margin but is hardly shocking.
Deliberate attacks by actual military forces have been far rarer, with the exception of the 1980s “Tanker War” involving Iraq, Iran and the vessels of other regional producers such as Kuwait. When Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi forces invaded Kuwait in 1990, removing its production from the market and putting Saudi Arabia’s massive crude output under threat, prices more than doubled over two months.
Yet Saturday’s attack could be more significant than that. Technology from drones to cyberattacks are available to groups like the Houthis, possibly with support from Saudi Arabia’s regional rival Iran. That major energy producer, facing sanctions but still shipping some oil, has both a political and financial incentive to weaken Saudi Arabia. The fact that the actions ostensibly were taken by a nonstate actor, though, limits the response that the U.S. or Saudi Arabia can take. Attempting to further punish Iran is a double-edged sword, given that pinching its main source of revenue, also oil, would further inflame prices.
While the outage may not last long given redundancies in Saudi oil infrastructure, the attack may build in a premium to oil prices that has long been absent due to complacency. Indeed, traders may now need to factor in new risks that threaten to take not hundreds of thousands but millions of barrels off the market at a time. U.S. shale production may have upended the world energy market with nimble output, but the market’s reaction time is several months, not days or weeks, and nowhere near enough to replace several million barrels.
After the smoke clears and markets calm down, the technological sophistication and audacity of Saturday’s attack will linger over the energy market.
Write to Spencer Jakab at [email protected]
That’s her idea of being “realistic.” “Few” means three or more. So she’s saying Miami wouldn’t be around in three years?
Via Free Beacon:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) said Wednesday that Miami has only a few years left on this planet.
At an NAACP forum, the democratic socialist touted the Green New Deal, her radical climate change plan many have criticized as unrealistic. Economists, investors, and energy industry experts have frequently noted the plan’s astronomical costs and the unreliability of renewable energy, but Ocasio-Cortez said her critics are the ones who are “not realistic.”
“When it comes to climate change, what is not realistic is not responding … with a solution on the scale of the crisis—because what’s not realistic is Miami not existing in a few years,” she said to applause.
“We need to be realistic about the problem,” she added.
After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the Mets — in defiance of Major League Baseball — played all of their remaining games wearing hats representing all of the different city agencies that were first responders that day.
The Mets have been told no by MLB in the years since about wearing the hats during games on Sept. 11, including in 2011 when they wanted to wear the hats on the 10th anniversary of the attacks.
“We’re just trying to keep it consistent,” MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe Torre told The Associated Press at the time. “Certainly it’s not a lack of respect. It’s just something we feel is the right thing to do.”
Eight years later, MLB is still refusing to let the Mets wear the hats in-game.
While the Mets wore first responder hats before the game on Wednesday night, they were required to switch to their regular hats for the game itself. Pete Alonso had wanted the team to wear the first responder hats in-game just as they had in the days following the attacks. But he was shut down by MLB.
“Originally I wanted to do some hats for us,” Alonso said after Wednesday night’s game. “I wanted to do custom hats with whatever group of first responders — if someone wanted to do FDNY or Port Authority they had the choice. Unfortunately there’s a lot of red tape with Major League Baseball, and they kind of shot that idea down. I think it’s kind of sad that guys weren’t allowed to — since that day the first game back, they kind of shut it down every year since. I think that’s really unfortunate.”
As a way to still honor the first responders after being rebuffed on the
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She’s crackers. She keeps coming up with things that are ridiculously unconstitutional and/or not legally kosher. Hard to believe she ever was a lawyer.
Via Free Beacon:
Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) said that she would bring school truancy under the auspices of the Department of Education if elected president.
Harris has faced backlash for her “tough on truancy” policy while San Francisco district attorney and California attorney general, which led to the arrest of parents whose children missed too many school days. Her recent comments on a liberal podcast suggest that in spite of her stated ambivalence about past enforcement, she would forge ahead in making California’s truancy law America’s truancy law.
Harris’s comments came during an interview with Angela Rye, a lawyer and liberal political commentator. Rye asked Harris if she would “extend the [anti-truancy] program on a federal level, or try to figure out ways to address truancy on a federal level?”
“Yeah,” Harris responded, “but as president it would be really doing it through the Department of Education. I did it through the mechanisms I had, because I wasn’t running the city, I wasn’t running the county. I wasn’t running the state.”