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1 killed, 7 hurt in late-night stabbings in UK's Birmingham

Source: ABC News

LONDON -- A man was killed and seven people injured in late-night stabbings in a busy nightlife area of the central England city of Birmingham, police said Sunday.

Police said they were searching for a lone male suspect in what appeared to be random attacks.
Chief Superintendent Steve Graham of West Midlands Police said detectives were still investigating the motive but “there is absolutely no suggestion at all that this is terror-related.”

West Midlands Police said officers were called to reports of a stabbing shortly after midnight on Sunday. That was soon followed by reports of other stabbings across the city center over two hours.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/multiple-people-injured-series-stabbings-england-72846051

Trump's weapon is to claim voter fraud. Vote in person & take it away from him.

What can he say if the vast majority vote in person? Nothing other than useless blathering. The risk of catching Covid while voting is low. You're not going to be in a crowded, enclosed space. Most lines are outside. People are spaced. In the voting area, you wont be there longer than 5-10 mins tops. And even then not close to someone.
We ALL need to show up & do it in person. WE, the people, can take away his biggest weapon. The weapon the Russians are using. All by just voting in person. At least in the numbers we did in '18. Obviously there are some who simply cannot vote in person, but most of those probably have always voted absentee. But if we can spend an hour at the grocery store or elsewhere, we can spend an hour or 2 at the polls. We can DO THIS!
Put on our masks, vote in person & shut him DOWN.

USC Dornsife launches 2020 election tracking poll; Biden leads by 11 points

Source: USC

Two centers at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences have launched a daily nationwide poll to track Americans’ opinions about the presidential candidates.

USC researchers will base election forecasts on an updated version of methods used in their groundbreaking 2016 election poll, which tracked crucial inflection points in the election by following the same individuals over time. Data from the 2016 USC poll suggested late-breaking support among certain groups that contributed to Donald Trump’s surprise win in the electoral college.

“Our 2016 Daybreak poll was the USC debut of experimental polling methods pioneered by our team at Rand in 2012,” said Jill Darling, survey director of the 2020 Daybreak Poll, which is conducted by the USC Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research.

“We adjusted our model for the 2018 election and had great success predicting the congressional outcome. This election cycle we’ll be using that model, and two additional methodologies, to track voter support for presidential candidates. We are also asking voters which party’s candidate they’ll vote for in congressional races.”

Read more: https://news.usc.edu/174625/usc-dornsife-2020-election-tracking-poll-biden-lead-11-points/



This poll showed Trump winning in '16. I like the new ways they're evaluating voters.

Couple arrested for hate crime in Brooklyn, allegedly blaming spread of COVID-19 on Jews: Police

Source: ABC News

A couple was arrested after they allegedly shouted anti-Semitic slurs at three Hasidic men in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and tried to rip off their face-coverings while blaming them for the spread of the coronavirus, the NYPD said.

Paulo and Clelia Pinho, 35 and 46 respectively, of Queens, were charged with hate crimes for the incident that took place around 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the corner of Bedford Avenue and Ross Street, the police said. Paul Pinho allegedly called 911 to report a large crowd gathering, according to police.

He and his wife allegedly got out of their car, accosted the men, shouting out slurs and attempted to take away their face coverings, according to the NYPD.

"You’re the reason why we’re getting sick,” one of the suspects allegedly said, according to police.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/couple-arrested-hate-crime-brooklyn-allegedly-blaming-spread/story?id=70616958



Thank goodness for the volunteer security people.
Obviously, hate crime charges should be filed against the cretins

Multiple Arrests Reported At Anti-Police, Anti-MTA Fare Protest Amid Acts Of Subway Vandalism

Source: CBS local

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There were multiple arrests after protesters gathered at Grand Central before taking to the streets Friday night.

Police struggled to hold back the elbow-to-elbow protesters covering the main floor of Grand Central Terminal.
The group started gathering just after 5 p.m., many wearing masks and carrying anti-police posters. Some tried to hang banners in the terminal, all aiming to disrupt the evening commute.

Three masked members of the protest group could be seen in a Twitter video encouraging people to skip fares, damage turnstiles and engage in a mass sabotage of the MTA, pointing followers toward a demonstration at Grand Central.

The group says it wants to abolish subway fares and get rid of police patrols in the transit system.

Read more: https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/01/31/anti-police-protest/



"abolish subway fares and get rid of police patrols". Yeah, THAT will work just fine!!
Supposedly grown adults. Glad it fizzled out, as these fiascos usually do, without the police having to use a ton of force

Lawmakers, Community Step Up Response Amid New Reports Of Anti-Semitic Attacks

Source: CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Jewish people say they are living in fear after a spike in anti-Semitic attacks.

According to the NYPD, there were 229 such crimes in New York City last year alone. That’s more than all other hate crimes combined.
That number was also about 20 percent higher than 2018, when there were 185.


On Thursday, the NYPD charged a 24-year-old woman overnight in an anti-Semitic attack against a young Jewish man in Williamsburg.

Police said the 22-year-old victim was assaulted shortly before 1 p.m. on Wednesday. It was the 13th reported anti-Semitic hate crime across the city since Dec. 23 — the first full day of Chanukah.
“No one should have to put up with walking down the street, being concerned with how I am dressed that I may be a target of an attack,” NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said.

Read more: https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/01/02/arrest-in-13th-antisemitic-incident/



I hope NYC really cracks down on these scumbags. This shit has got to be stopped. Ridiculous hate crime attacks on the most peaceful people.

Maryland real estate company surprises employees with $10 million bonus to split

Source: YahooFinance

St. John Properties, a Baltimore-based commercial real estate property management and development company, provided a $10 million bonus for its 198 employees to split at its annual holiday party on Dec. 7.

“The [bonus] distribution was based solely on years of service. It had nothing to do with a person's position in the company,” Larry Maykrantz, president of St. John Properties, told Yahoo Finance in a phone interview. “We spent a little bit of time discussing it and believe me, once we made that decision, we realized that was the only fair and equitable way of handling this.”

Individual employee bonuses ranged from $100 to $270,000, according to the company’s LinkedIn post. On average, each employee received about $50,000.

Read more: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/10-million-bonus-company-bonus-maryland-012153557.html



Nice to post good news for a change

Nancy Pelosi Is Worried 2020 Candidates Are on Wrong Track

https://news.yahoo.com/nancy-pelosi-worried-2020-candidates-100000963.html

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is issuing a pointed message to Democrats running for president in 2020: Those liberal ideas that fire up the party’s base are a big loser when it comes to beating President Donald Trump.

Proposals pushed by Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders like Medicare for All and a wealth tax play well in liberal enclaves like her own district in San Francisco but won’t sell in the Midwestern states that sent Trump to the White House in 2016, she said.

“What works in San Francisco does not necessarily work in Michigan,” Pelosi said at a roundtable of Bloomberg News reporters and editors on Friday. “What works in Michigan works in San Francisco — talking about workers’ rights and sharing prosperity.”

“Remember November,” she said. “You must win the Electoral College.”

Sanders draws contrast with Warren: She says 'she is a capitalist through her bones; I'm not'


"There are differences between Elizabeth and myself," Sanders, I-Vt., said in an interview with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl. "Elizabeth, I think, as you know, has said that she is a capitalist through her bones. I'm not."

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/bernie-sanders-draws-contrast-elizabeth-warren-capitalist-bones/story?id=66217140

You know time is running out when you think stating you're NOT a Capitalist will actually GAIN you votes.

How many here think a defeated trump will NOT attend the new Presidents inauguration?

I actually think he will NOT. He is that shallow.
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