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Migrants flown to Martha's Vineyard file class action lawsuit against DeSantis

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The undocumented migrants flown to Martha's Vineyard last week filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and other Florida officials.

The migrants allege in the complaint that some were given misleading information promising cash assistance, employment services and housing assistance, which they called "bold-faced lies."

The migrants said they escaped a humanitarian crisis in Venezuela for DeSantis to use them as "pawns in a political stunt."
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Democrat ballot fraud

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Elections commission launches probe into Bridgeport ballot fraud allegation
HARTFORD — The State Elections Enforcement Commission has opened an investigation into an allegation of absentee ballot fraud during Bridgeport’s recent Democratic primary for the 127th House District.

The five-member commission voted last week to move forward with the probe after the campaign manager for state Rep. Jack Hennessy’s reelection bid accused a member of the Marcus Brown campaign of effectively stealing a voter’s absentee ballot.
The commission’s enforcement unit, which is charged with investigating violations of state election law, has begun collecting evidence in the case, according to commission documents obtained by Hearst Connecticut Media.

Brown, a 31-year-old City Council member, was declared the winner of the hard-fought primary last month following a second recount that gave him a razor-thin two-vote lead over the incumbent.
But Hennessy, 71, challenged the outcome in state Superior Court, alleging that numerous irregularities and absentee ballot fraud resulted in Brown’s narrow win. As of Wednesday, the case is still pending.
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Democrat corruption

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Yet another Democrat senator charged for corruption
Capitol Recap: Another Democratic senator charged in bribery scheme
SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Emil Jones III has been charged in federal court with three criminal counts tied to his dealings with a red light camera company.

On Friday, he pleaded not guilty to the charge in an arraignment, and he waived his right to be indicted by a grand jury.

Jones, a Chicago Democrat, is the son of former Senate President Emil Jones Jr. The younger Jones has served in the Senate since 2009 following his father’s retirement. He is deputy majority leader and chairs the Committee on Licensed Activities.

He also is on the ballot for reelection in November and does not have an opponent.

The charges relate to legislation Jones introduced in 2019 calling for a statewide study to evaluate red light cameras, formally known as “automated traffic law enforcement systems.”
According to the charging document, Jones later agreed to limit the scope of any such study to cameras operated only inside the city in exchange for payments to himself and an unnamed associate from someone identified only as “Individual A,” who had an ownership interest in a red light camera company that did business with municipalities outside Chicago.

Prosecutors allege that from April through September 2019, Jones solicited and agreed to accept a $5,000 payment from Individual A, as well as an unspecified payment and a job to the associate identified as “Individual B.”

Senate records indicate the bill passed out of the Transportation Committee on Nov. 12, 2019, but was never voted on by the full Senate.

Jones is also charged with arranging the deal through interstate commerce by using a Google email account. And he is charged with lying to federal agents during their investigation
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Netflix hit with backlash after tagging Jeffrey Dahmer series as ‘LGBTQ’

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Netflix has been criticised after viewers noticed its gruesome new Jeffrey Dahmer series was given an ‘LGBTQ’ tag by the streaming service.

Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, which dropped on Netflix on Wednesday (21 September), tells the story of the Milwaukee serial killer’s crimes that spanned between 1978 and 1991.

The Ryan Murphy series sees American Horror Story star Evan Peters play Dahmer, who was convicted of murdering 17 men, many underage and people of colour.

Crime has always been a popular category for Netflix documentaries as the streaming platform has produced several series on the subject in the past. However, some viewers have criticised the streamer for also tagging Dahmer as part of its LGBTQ+ content.

A TikTok user posted a clip of the series as it appeared on Netflix with the tags ‘Ominous’, ‘Psychological’, ‘Horror’ and ‘LGBTQ’. They questioned “why the f**k” Netflix made the decision to tag the series as LGBTQ+ content and said this is “not the representation we’re looking for”.

One person commented on the video saying that Netflix may have done it as it was “something that greatly impacted the LGBTQ community” and wondered if it might be for “educational purposes”.
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Iran hints at deeper crackdown after woman's death in police custody triggers violent protests

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It has been a week since the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who fell into a coma after being detained by Iran’s “morality police.” But the anti-government protests she inspired are still raging across Iran. Demonstrators, many of them women, are burning hijabs and fighting back against police; they are tearing down posters and setting fire to billboards of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the country’s supreme leader.
he government has responded to demonstrations by blocking access to the internet and to the messaging apps WhatsApp and Telegram — a tactic it has used in the past, such as during protests in November 2019. Amnesty International said at least 300 people were killed during the crackdown that followed that unrest.

Some have warned the crackdown on the ongoing demonstrations will likely intensify.

"I think they will impose a harsh crackdown once [President Ebrahim] Raisi is back from New York," said Ali Ansari, a professor of modern Middle Eastern history at the University of St. Andrews, referring to the Iranian leader's trip this week to the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Iranian authorities, however, said Amini died from a heart attack and called the incident “unfortunate.”

Police said Amini died on Sept. 16 after falling ill and slipping into a coma days earlier as she waited with other women held by the morality police, who enforce the Islamic Republic’s strict rules requiring women to cover their hair and wear loose-fitting clothes in public.
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Support from women boosts Biden to another year-high approval rating: poll

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President Biden’s approval rating has hit a year-high in the third poll this week, driven largely by an increase in support from female voters.

An Emerson College poll released Friday found 45 percent of voters said they approve of Biden’s performance, a 3-point increase since last month, while 49 percent disapprove, a two-point decrease.

“Biden’s increase in approval appears to be driven by women voters. Since July, women voters’ approval of the President has jumped 10 points, from 39% to 49%,” Executive Director of Emerson College Polling Spencer Kimball said.

His approval rating in the Emerson poll has been increasing steadily since April, when it sat at 41 percent, but remains underwater in a difficult political climate.

Still, Biden has seen a series of positive polls this week. A Politico-Morning Consult survey, published on Wednesday, found that 46 percent of all respondents approve of the job Biden is doing as president, the highest level since December in that poll. And his approval hit 45 percent in an NBC News poll, the highest since October.

Responses to the generic congressional ballot remained largely unchanged since last month, with 45 percent of voters saying they would vote for a Democratic candidate and 45 percent saying they’d vote for a Republican.

“Women voters support the Democratic congressional candidate over the Republican candidate by 10 points, while men break for the Republican candidate by 12,” Kimball said.
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Former Democrat Fraud

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Elected public official and former Democrat, Donald j Trump, is charged with fraud by new york district attorney
Donald J. Trump, his family business and three of his children lied to lenders and insurers for more than a decade, according to the New York attorney general, Letitia James, who accused him of fraudulently overvaluing his assets by billions of dollars in a sprawling scheme. She is seeking to bar the Trumps from ever running a business in the state again.

Ms. James concluded in a sweeping lawsuit filed on Wednesday that Mr. Trump and his family business violated several state criminal laws and “plausibly” broke federal criminal laws as well. Her office, which in this case lacks authority to file criminal charges, referred the findings to federal prosecutors in Manhattan; it was not immediately clear whether the U.S. attorney would investigate.

The 220-page lawsuit, filed in New York State Supreme Court, lays out in new and startling detail how, according to Ms. James, Mr. Trump’s annual financial statements were a compendium of lies. The statements, yearly records that include the company’s estimated value of his holdings and debts, wildly inflated the worth of nearly every one of his marquee properties — from Mar-a-Lago in Florida to Trump Tower and 40 Wall Street in Manhattan, according to the lawsuit
The company also routinely spurned the assessments of outside experts: After a bank ordered an appraisal that found 40 Wall Street was worth $200 million, the Trumps promptly valued it at well over twice that number. Overall, the lawsuit said that 11 of Mr. Trump’s annual financial statements included more than 200 false and misleading asset valuations.
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Iran President terrified of reporters hair. Raisi is scared of women.

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Commie Lib FBI thugs break into another home

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US warnings against Putin's nuclear threats mark a sobering moment for the world

That the United States should be forced to warn Russia publicly, and in more strident terms privately, not to use nuclear weapons is a mark of how dangerous the battle for Ukraine has become -- and how much more risky it might get.
The war is in a critical new phase. Kyiv's forces have won victories in the east using billions of dollars in Western-provided arms and Russian President Vladimir Putin has responded by pouring thousands more men onto the frontlines.
Facing increasing political pressure at home, isolation abroad and battlefield humiliations, the Russian leader ratcheted up his nuclear brinkmanship last week in warning that he could use all weapons systems available to him if he considered Russia's territorial integrity under threat.

But White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan issued an ominous public caution to Putin on Sunday.

"If Russia crosses this line, there will be catastrophic consequences for Russia. The United States will respond decisively," Sullivan said on NBC's "Meet the Press." He added that in private channels, the US warning had been more stark but declined to draw red lines in order to keep such contacts open and to avoid "a rhetorical tit-for-tat."
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