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The woman Green Shirt Guy laughed at arrested for identity theft.

AZ Patriots leader Jennifer Harrison arrested on suspicion of identity theft



The leader of an anti-immigrant group was arrested by Surprise police on suspicion of identity theft, according to court records and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

Jennifer M. Harrison, 42, was booked into jail by Surprise police on Oct. 24 on one count of taking the identity of another, a Class 4 felony, said Sgt. Bryant Vanegas, a spokesman for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

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But in this case, Harrison is accused of taking "the identity of another by accessing an elderly victim's hotel points," according to a probable cause statement.

Police allege she did this on Sept. 30 to make a hotel reservation in northern California to attend a rock concert festival, the statement says.

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When she was arrested and transferred to a Surprise police station, she told officers she was innocent and did not cooperate with police, the court document says.

"Jennifer created a scene at the PD (police department) and in the booking room because she believes she is above the law and does not want to be treated like a criminal," the document says.

Police also said she kicked over a trash can and used profanity, the statement says.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/surprise-breaking/2019/10/25/jennifer-harrison-az-patriots-arrested-accused-identity-theft/2460167001/

AOC makes Zuckerberg look like the total dipshit you think he is...

https://twitter.com/cspan/status/1187098428737753091

Katie Porter grills Mark Zuckerberg, challenges him to work as a fb moderator

Rep. Katie Porter challenges Mark Zuckerberg to work as a content moderator and view the same violent, disturbing videos Facebook contractors do

https://twitter.com/technology/status/1187067573239795714


For context: https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/25/18229714/cognizant-facebook-content-moderator-interviews-trauma-working-conditions-arizona

Oh dear, Sarah Kendzior doesn't appear to be a Gabbard fan...

Discussion starts at 18:00:

https://www.patreon.com/posts/tulsi-gabbard-30965342

We at Gaslit Nation have tried to avoid the subject of Tulsi Gabbard for a long time. The reason for this is that Gabbard is a long-time supporter of dictators -- including Assad, Sisi, and Modi -- and has backed a number of horrible policies, like making it harder for Muslim refugees to enter the U.S., tolerating Russian war crimes in Syria, voting against the Magnitsky Act, and vouching for the Bill Barr fake version of the Mueller report. We did not think this fringe candidate polling at under one percent deserved any oxygen, especially when famous Tulsi Gabbard fans like white supremacists Steve Bannon and Tucker Carlson had that covered.

Unfortunately, the topic of Tulsi became unavoidable this week when Hillary Clinton called out Jill Stein as a Russian asset and said that the Kremlin was again grooming a candidate – unnamed, but assumed to be Tulsi Gabbard by, um, Tulsi Gabbard -- for a third-party run. We discuss how Clinton is admired for her foresight until she actually identifies a new threat, review Gabbard’s record on Russia and Syria, and implore people to look at the broader context of Russian influence operations and an unsecure 2020 election. We also talk about the ridiculous reaction to the Gabbard case by certain candidates and by cable news. 2020 is 2016 all over again and no one learned anything!

D'oh! New bribery charge leveled against Lori Loughlin and other parents...

... in college admissions scandal


Already charged with fraud and money laundering, 11 of the 15 parents who have maintained their innocence in a federal investigation of college admissions fraud were indicted Tuesday on new bribery charges, the U.S. attorney’s office in Boston said.

The newly indicted parents — a group that includes actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, a fashion designer — were charged in an indictment returned by a grand jury in Boston, alleging they conspired to commit federal program bribery to secure their children’s fraudulent admissions to USC.

Prosecutors had warned parents last week they could face a bribery charge if they didn’t plead guilty by Monday to the fraud and money laundering conspiracy charges they already faced.

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The federal program bribery charge can be lodged against anyone accused of bribing an employee or agent of an organization that receives $10,000 or more in funding from the federal government, and who obtains something valued at $5,000 or more in exchange.

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For parents charged with using an athletic recruitment scam offered by Newport Beach college consultant William “Rick” Singer, prosecutors have argued they conspired with Singer to bribe coaches into giving up admissions slots, which are property of the universities that employed them. Singer has admitted misrepresenting the children of his clients to elite universities as promising athletic recruits for sports they didn’t play competitively or at all.

Virtually every university, public or private, receives more than the $10,000 in federal funding needed to trigger the bribery statute in research grants or financial aid. Prosecutors will likely say that admission to the elite schools to which Singer peddled access — Stanford, Georgetown, USC and UCLA, among others — exceeded $5,000 in value.

The coaches or athletic officials charged in the scheme were also indicted Tuesday on new fraud conspiracy charges, the U.S. attorney’s office in Boston said. Three of them — Jorge Salcedo, the former UCLA men’s soccer coach, Donna Heinel, a former athletics administrator at USC and Gordon Ernst, the former tennis coach at Georgetown — were also charged with committing federal program bribery.

more: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-22/new-bribery-charge-leveled-against-lori-loughlin-other-parents-in-college-admissions-scandal

Trump picks Colorado Springs author of Illuminati books for education board

Iz are chilldrin lurning????

Trump's pick for a federal education board, George Mentz, authors self-help Illuminati books.

Yep, you read that right...




A Colorado Springs lawyer appointed by President Donald Trump to a federal education board is a prolific author of self-help Illuminati books whose education company has been accused of handing out certificates to undeserving applicants.

The White House announced last week that Trump had nominated George Mentz to the Commission on Presidential Scholars. His nomination does not require Senate confirmation.

“I’m extremely excited for myself, my family and Colorado,” Mentz said in an interview Friday. “I can’t tell you how happy I am. I’ve been an educator for many years.”

https://www.denverpost.com/2019/10/16/george-mentz-trump-presidential-scholars/

Jury awards Sandy Hook father $450,000 for defamation by local conspiracy theorist



A Dane County jury on Tuesday decided a village of Oregon conspiracy theorist must pay the father of a boy killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook shootings $450,000 for falsely claiming that the father circulated fabricated copies of his son’s death certificate.

It took the jury nearly four hours to decide on the amount James Fetzer must pay Leonard Pozner, whose son, Noah, 6, was the youngest victim of the Dec. 14, 2012, massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. The award follows Circuit Judge Frank Remington’s ruling in June that Fetzer defamed Pozner with four false statements about the death certificate. The statements appeared in a book Fetzer co-authored and edited, and in his blog.

In his own statement after the jury delivered its decision, Pozner thanked the jury “for recognizing the pain and terror that Mr. Fetzer has purposefully inflicted on me and on other victims of these horrific mass casualty events, like the Sandy Hook shooting,” and emphasized that his case was not about First Amendment protections.

“Mr. Fetzer has the right to believe that Sandy Hook never happened,” he said. “He has the right to express his ignorance. This award, however, further illustrates the difference between the right of people like Mr. Fetzer to be wrong and the right of victims like myself and my child to be free from defamation, free from harassment and free from the intentional infliction of terror.”

Fetzer called the damages amount “absurd” and said he would appeal.

https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/crime-and-courts/jury-awards-sandy-hook-father-for-defamation-by-local-conspiracy/article_cdc741bf-4186-5ff3-af0c-e38be9f26592.html

Republican Politician charged in human trafficking adoption scheme



An Arizona elected official ran a human smuggling scheme that promised pregnant women thousands of dollars to lure them from a Pacific Island nation to the U.S., where they were crammed into houses to wait to give birth, sometimes with little to no prenatal care, prosecutors allege.

Paul Petersen, the Republican assessor of Arizona's most populous county, was charged in Utah, Arizona and Arkansas with counts including human smuggling, sale of a child, fraud, forgery and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

The charges span about three years and involve some 75 adoptions. Investigators also found eight pregnant women from the Marshall Islands in raids of his properties outside Phoenix, and several more are waiting to give birth in Utah, authorities said.

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Petersen's attorney, Matthew Long, defended his client's actions during a Tuesday court hearing in Phoenix as "proper business practices" and said they disagreed with the allegations.

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Petersen served a two-year mission in the Marshall Islands for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Reyes said. He was later recruited by an international adoption agency while in law school because of his fluency in Marshallese, according to a 2013 Phoenix Business Journal story.

Prosecutors say Petersen used associates there to recruit pregnant women by offering many of them $10,000 each to give up their babies for adoption. Petersen would pay for the women to travel to the U.S. days or months before giving birth and live in a home that he owned until delivering the baby, according to the court records.

The expecting mothers were often crowded in the homes, with Marshallese women Petersen employed helping with things like translation, transportation, legal documents and applications for Medicaid benefits, prosecutors said.

Women got little to no prenatal care in Utah, and in one house slept on mattresses laid on bare floors in what one shocked adoptive family described as a "baby mill," according court documents.

more: https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/arizona-official-charged-marshall-islands-adoption-scheme-66170106

Who doesn't like Jimi Hendrix?

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