It Begins: Man Spared Charge For Stabbing Unborn Baby Due To New York Abortion Law

A Queens man who beat and stabbed his pregnant girlfriend and her baby to death was spared abortion charges thanks to New York’s recently-enacted abortion law.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown initially released a statement saying 48-year-old Anthony Hobson would be charged with murder and abortion for the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend Jennifer Irigoyen earlier this month.

“A woman was brutally stabbed — killing her and the unborn child,” Brown said in the statement. “The defendant is alleged to have shown no mercy and no regard for human life when he repeatedly and purposely plunged a knife into this expectant mother’s abdomen, torso and neck.”

But a DA spokesperson later revised the charges, noting that the abortion charge “was repealed by the Legislature, and this is the law as it exists today.”

Authorities believe Hobson was directly targeting the baby because he didn’t want to be a father.

Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the “Reproductive Health Act” into law – to a chorus of applause on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade legalizing abortion up to the moment of a full-term delivery.

Additionally, the updated legislation removes the state fetal homicide law from the criminal code.

“As I said in my floor speech, being assaulted (or in this case murdered) and losing your baby is not ‘a woman’s choice,’” said Republican New York Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis.



WA Prosecutor Says Anti-Gun Initiative ‘Unenforceable Law’

A Washington State anti-rights citizen initiative that passed in November and was immediately challenged in federal district court by two national gun rights groups has now been called “almost unenforceable” by the Lewis County prosecutor.

Initiative 1639 made Washington’s gun laws among the most restrictive in the nation, and already, the supporters have announced their legislative agenda for 2019 that would create even more restrictions. The Legislature opens a new session this month in the state capitol of Olympia.

Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer noted that sheriffs in Ferry, Lewis and Wahkiakum counties have already announced they will not actively enforce provisions of the gun control measure. He spoke during a nearly eight-minute interview on KIRO Radio in Seattle, explaining, “The problem with the way 1639 is written is that it’s almost an unenforceable law.”

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Brazilian Lawmakers Push Law Recognizing Right to Own Guns for Self-Defense

Brazilian lawmakers are gearing up to push gun reforms that will recognize citizens’ right to own guns for self-defense.

The goal of peeling back gun control took center stage when it became evident that Jair Bolsonaro would win Brazil’s presidential election. Bolsonaro, a former Army Captain who ran as a law and order candidate, is now president-elect.

On October 19, Bloomberg quoted Bolsonaro defending his support of private firearm ownership, saying, “Why have I always defended the ownership of firearms? It’s so that you, upstanding citizens, with a few requirements, can have a weapon inside your house or your farm. If some guy breaks down the door to your house, knocks down the gate of your farm, you have the right to react.”

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California assisted suicide law clears hurdle

case because it found doctors opposed to the law had no right to sue to block the law. The court said the doctors failed to show they were harmed because they could choose not to help terminally ill patients die.

The End of Life Option Act allows adults to obtain a prescription for life-ending drugs if a doctor finds they have six months or less to live.

The ruling reversed Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel Ottolia’s judgment in May that declared the law unconstitutiona because it was adopted during a special legislative session that was supposed to address improving the medical system and health of Californians.

The appellate ruling written by Presiding Justice Manuel Ramirez has no immediate impact on the current status of the law because the appeals court had put the trial court judgment on hold during the state attorney general’s legal challenge.

News that the lower court ruling had been reversed buoyed advocates of doctor-supported death.

“Our patients will be tremendously relieved,” said Dr. Catherine Sonquist Forest, a family physician in Northern California who has six terminally ill patients considering the option. “Thousands across the state will find great solace in knowing this option is there.”

The ruling is probably not the last word on the matter and could set the stage for future legal actions. The case was sent back to the lower court and the lawsuit could be amended and refiled.

The court even spelled out how groups challenging the law might be able to show harm to plaintiffs.


Ukraine Declares Martial Law After Russia Fires On Ukrainian Ships

Ukrainian Parliament has approved the call for martial law after Russia fired upon and seized their ships on Sunday, November 26th.

Will this provoke a heavy response from the US?

Will the President be pushed to sanction Russia in an attempt to prove that he isn’t a Russian puppet?


Operation Temperer Exposed: UK Army’s Secret Plan For Martial Law If ‘No Deal’ Brexit

The first time we heard about the British government’s “Operation Temperer” was shortly after the dreadful terrorist explosion in Manchester in June 2017, when Prime Minister Theresa May declared “enough is enough”, and demanded a review of the UK’s counter-terrorism strategy.

As Brandon Smith noted at the time, the deployment of over 5000 British troops at strategic locations by Theresa May is all part of a plan established in 2015 called “Operation Temperer”. The plan calls for the deployment of troops within the UK border in response to “major terrorist threats”. As The Mail on Sunday uncovered at the time:

Whitehall officials had kept it under wraps because it contained such sensitive information.

Theresa May, who made the decision, makes her the first Prime Minister to use a new plan for a show of force in the face of major terrorist threats.

Mrs May said it would be the decision of police chiefs to decide where to deploy the military, though they are most likely to be used to guard top tourist attractions, airports and railway stations and sporting venues.

David Cameron had opposed controversial power because he didn’t want the UK to appear like it had lost control and was imposing martial law.


‘Clintons Not Above Law’: Rudy Giuliani Calls For DOJ To Indict Hillary

Former New York City Mayor and current Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani went to Twitter to ask why Hillary Clinton and the DNC’s payment to FusionGPS for the Steele dossier isn’t being investigated by Sessions’ DOJ.

As the Mueller investigation continues trying to derail Trump’s presidency, real crimes are being ignored.

Tech Companies Win Reprieve as EU Parliament Delays Copyright Law

European Union lawmakers rejected new copyright rules Thursday, instead opting for more debate and handing a victory to tech firms that face a broader European effort to rein them in on privacy, taxes and other rules.

The contested rules, part of an overhaul of the bloc’s copyright framework, are aimed at granting new rights to news publishers and content owners, such as record labels, in an effort to strengthen their position when negotiating with big tech firms, such as Alphabet Inc.’s Google.

Technology firms and free-speech advocates have said both measures would stifle online expression.

The vote exposes divisions within Europe over how to rein in big tech companies, as the bloc plays an increasing role in regulating those firms from the U.S. that have generally faced a lighter touch at home.

The EU is currently considering new tax proposals aimed at large tech companies that it says don’t report enough profit, or pay enough income tax, in the European countries where they operate. In May, the EU began enforcing a strict new privacy law, which could end up challenging whether people freely consent to tech companies collecting their personal information.

The directive that EU lawmakers voted to delay on Thursday has been subject to debate and heavy lobbying in Brussels since the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, first proposed it almost two years ago. On Wednesday, for instance, Sir Paul McCartney sent a letter supporting the law. Tech advocates meanwhile described it as a “censorship machine.”

One controversial measure in the commission’s draft would give news publishers the right to negotiate payment for “digital use” of their content by tech firms, though revisions in the parliament version didn’t extend that right to posting hyperlinks to content. Publishers say the rules are needed because a growing share readership comes through social media and aggregators, undercutting publishers’ efforts to attract subscribers.


California assisted death law overturned in court

A judge in Riverside County on Tuesday overturned California’s controversial assisted death law nearly two years after it took effect, ruling that the Legislature improperly passed the measure during a special session on health care funding.

The court is holding its judgment for five days, according to representatives for supporters and opponents of the law, to give the state time to file an emergency appeal.

“We’re very satisfied with the court’s decision today,” said Stephen G. Larson, lead counsel for a group of doctors who sued in 2016 to stop the law. “The act itself was rushed through the special session of the Legislature and it does not have any of the safeguards one would expect to see in a law like this.”

The state plans to seek expedited review in an appellate court, according to Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who said in a statement that he strongly disagreed with the ruling.


Indonesian Christians flogged outside of mosque for violating sharia law

The two Indonesian Christians – Dahlan Silitonga, 61, and Tjia Nyuk Hwa, 45 – were whipped six and seven times respectively by a masked man wearing a robe, as a crowd of 300 ridiculed and took pictures of them outside a mosque in the provincial capital, Banda Aceh.

The strict Islamic law punishment against the Christian man and woman comes as the predominently Muslim country shifts to a more radical, politicized version of Islam, Reuters reported.