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by Bernard on Sun May 2nd, 2021 at 08:04:10 PM EST
Reaching 'Herd Immunity' Is Unlikely in the U.S., ["]Experts["] Now Believe
with 4 months of "America First" Fauci vaccination DRIVE and the First 100 days of POTUS in Joe's pants, so to speak:
"People were getting confused and thinking you're never going to get the infections down until you reach this mystical level of herd immunity, whatever that number is," he said.

"That's why we stopped using herd immunity in the classic sense," he added. "I'm saying: Forget that for a second. You vaccinate enough people, the infections are going to go down."

< wipes tears >
by Cat on Mon May 3rd, 2021 at 03:29:04 PM EST
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by Cat on Tue May 4th, 2021 at 03:55:20 PM EST
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by Cat on Tue May 4th, 2021 at 10:22:52 PM EST
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Derek Chauvin, 3 other former Minneapolis police officers indicted on civil rights charges in George Floyd's death
The indictment, unsealed Friday, accuses Chauvin, [Thao, Kueng, and Lane] of [Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law]
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison called the federal prosecution of the four officers "entirely appropriate."

"The federal government has a responsibility to protect the civil rights of every American and to pursue justice to the fullest extent of federal law," Ellison said in a statement.

18 USC 242, min-max penalties

...and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

archived Fri Apr 23rd, 2021, Sat May 2nd, 2009

by Cat on Fri May 7th, 2021 at 07:44:26 PM EST
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Judge in Chauvin Case Approves Four Aggravated Sentencing Factors
Judge Peter Cahill wrote that Chauvin abused a position of authority, treated Floyd with "particular cruelty"
No finding is made as to whether the active participation of Officers Lane, Kueng and Thao was accompanied by the intent and knowledge necessary to establish that they are "offenders" subject to criminal liability under Minn. Stat. § 609.05
Not proven beyond a reasonable doubt, he wrote, was the state's contention that Floyd's intoxication or the restraints Chauvin and fellow officers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao used on him rendered hi "particularly vulnerable."
The ruling opens Chauvin up to a sentence as high as 30 years. If Cahill had decided that none of the factors applied, Chauvin would have faced a maximum of 15 [?!] years from his state-court convictions.
Any federal sentence he may receive would be served concurrently [?!] with his state sentence.
by Cat on Wed May 12th, 2021 at 08:42:26 PM EST
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by Cat on Thu May 6th, 2021 at 11:31:02 PM EST
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by Cat on Fri May 7th, 2021 at 11:51:33 PM EST
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by Cat on Sat May 8th, 2021 at 09:36:36 PM EST
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"This is a complex issue with a remarkably sophisticated understanding by the public. The tension is as follows: On one hand you have the need to protect the intellectual property rights of the scientists and companies that brought about the fastest vaccine in history, and will likely need to produce new versions of the shot even faster to battle evolving strains," Dritan Nesho, chief researcher and CEO of HarrisX, told Hill.TV.

"On the other hand there's the need to save lives, reaching global heard immunity and providing access to the vaccine as broadly and equitably as as possible," Nesho continued.

by Cat on Sat May 8th, 2021 at 09:50:05 PM EST
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I hear you, I hear you ... heard immunity ?
by Oui on Sat May 8th, 2021 at 10:09:52 PM EST
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archived Windsor millennial media empire
by Cat on Sun May 9th, 2021 at 03:50:53 PM EST
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by Cat on Tue May 11th, 2021 at 03:07:59 PM EST
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by Cat on Thu May 20th, 2021 at 12:08:53 AM EST
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by Cat on Fri May 21st, 2021 at 11:16:01 AM EST
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by Cat on Wed May 12th, 2021 at 11:01:51 AM EST
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Westchesterese for "fight me, NYC".
by Cat on Fri May 14th, 2021 at 05:44:54 PM EST
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by Cat on Tue May 25th, 2021 at 03:37:16 PM EST
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by Cat on Wed May 19th, 2021 at 09:31:47 PM EST
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Gruesome Murder Near German Border - 2019

Ex-Mississippi Deputy Accused in Bizarre Plot to Murder German Farm Owner | The Daily Beast |

Prosecutors believe Schwarz's gruesome murder on Nov. 26, 2019, was likely the consequence of an unpaid debt to a German investor--who allegedly hired a former Mississippi sheriff's deputy and a New Jersey man to snuff him out.

The stunning allegations are detailed in a series of extradition requests that were filed over the last two weeks. The alleged mastermind of the bizarre scheme, 51-year-old Lukas Fecker, is the owner of Innovation Brain, a company that buys businesses "on the verge of bankruptcy" and attempts to turn them around.

Normally the hired killers come from former Yugoslavia, motorclubs or immigrant gangs. This time they were "tourists" from America.

by Oui on Wed May 5th, 2021 at 12:33:15 PM EST
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by Cat on Fri May 7th, 2021 at 04:39:31 PM EST
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In Historic First, Governor Hogan Issues Full Posthumous Pardon For Victims of Racial Lynching
Governor Larry Hogan today issued a full posthumous pardon for 34 victims of racial lynching in Maryland between 1854 and 1933, on the basis that these extrajudicial killings violated fundamental rights to due process and equal protection of law. It is the first time in history that a governor has issued a blanket pardon for the victims of racial lynchings.

"The State of Maryland has long been on the forefront of civil rights, dating back to Justice Thurgood Marshall's legal battle to integrate schools and throughout our national reckoning on race," said Governor Hogan.  ...

by Cat on Sat May 8th, 2021 at 07:00:10 PM EST
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Maryland NAACP Leader Blasts Gov. Hogan's Posthumous Pardons Of Lynching Victims As 'Political Posturing', poster child for known and unknown assailants of white women
According to a historical marker erected during Saturday's news conference, Cooper faced an all-White jury, which reached a guilty verdict in under a minute despite the fact the victim did not testify she was raped. Cooper was killed before his attorneys had an opportunity to appeal to the Supreme Court.
extrajudicial jurisprudence
Asked how other victims were selected for a pardon, the legal criteria for each case and the review process for the pardons, Michael Ricci, communications director for Hogan, told CNN each case "met the standard that it was an extrajudicial killing that violated rights to due process and equal protection of law."
by Cat on Mon May 10th, 2021 at 01:28:58 PM EST
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by Cat on Fri May 21st, 2021 at 05:42:38 PM EST
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by Cat on Wed May 12th, 2021 at 01:31:10 PM EST
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by Cat on Tue May 18th, 2021 at 06:47:54 PM EST
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by Cat on Fri May 21st, 2021 at 11:05:37 PM EST
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Black NFL players call for end of algorithm that assumes Black men have lower cognitive abilities
["]Race norming["] is sometimes used in medicine as a rough proxy for socioeconomic factors that can affect someone's health. Experts in neurology said the way it's used in the NFL settlement is too simplistic and restrictive, and has the effect of systematically discriminating against Black players.
merits duplication in APsplainin "an OBSCURE [?!], last-resort [?!] statistical technique known as 'imputation'" which is different from sampling
by Cat on Mon May 31st, 2021 at 06:17:49 PM EST
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Anthony Sabatini (R-FL)
If Socrates was out philosophizing in American society today, he would be cancelled real quick
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri May 21st, 2021 at 04:52:41 PM EST
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Manhattan federal prosecutors executed search warrants on three Ukrainians in their investigation into Rudy Giuliani, botched redactions in a court filing reveal.

Prosecutors with the Southern District of New York have searched the email accounts of two former Ukrainian officials, ex-prosecutor general Yuriy Lutsenko and tax service chief Roman Nasirov. They also seized the iPhone and iPad of Alexander Levin, a Ukrainian businessman who put two associates of Giuliani's in touch with a powerful Ukrainian oligarch.

A filing by Joseph Bondy, an attorney for Lev Parnas, accidentally revealed the information by blackening lines in the court document while leaving it possible for them to be copied and pasted to another file, CNN first reported.

This is sixteen years since the Pentagon make the same mistake. Will they ever learn?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Tue May 25th, 2021 at 06:37:27 PM EST
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What corruption?

Roman Nasirov, the head of the State Fiscal Service and a close personal ally of President Poroshenko.

But fears that he might fly are real as the corruption scheme Nasirov is accused of participating in was allegedly organised by MP Oleksandr Onyshchenko, who fled the country when he was accused and now (?) lives in the UK.

by Oui on Tue May 25th, 2021 at 09:53:32 PM EST
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by Bernard on Thu May 27th, 2021 at 08:41:40 PM EST
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Colorado deputy sheriff ex-marines... vaccines are for sissies... I have an immune system ... 33 years old 🤣

The China virus got him

Scrap two Republican votes in next election!

by Oui on Sat May 29th, 2021 at 03:10:48 PM EST
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