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Elon Musk Has Said Twitter ‘Obviously Has A Strong Left Wing Bias’ As He Hit Back At A Liberal Reporter Calling For Violence Against Anti-Abortion Groups’Until They Rot In The Ground’.

I’m praying for you Elon.

Elon Musk has said Twitter ‘obviously has a strong left wing bias’ as he hit back at a liberal reporter calling for violence against anti-abortion groups.

Caroline Reilly, a reporter for Rewire News Group, had shared a New York Times story about the burning and attempted bombing of a Wisconsin pro-life group’s office.

‘More of this,’ she wrote in a now-deleted tweet. ‘May these people never know a moment of peace or safety until they rot in the ground.’

  • Elon Musk wrote that twitter has a ‘strong left wing bias’ in a tweet on Monday
  • His comment was made after reporter Caroline Reilly shared the story of an anti-abortion group’s headquarters being set on fire, calling for ‘more of this’
  • Michael Cernovich, a conservative conspiracy theorist, called out Twitter for allowing the left to incite ‘terrorism’ in response
  • Musk followed up by saying that he feels that speech liberties on Twitter should reflect the laws of the country in which it is being used
  • Musk’s comment comes amidst a whirlwind of headlines that have encircled him since the billionaire purchased Twitter in April 

By MELISSA KOENIG and ALEX OLIVEIRA FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 23:48 EDT, 9 May 2022 | UPDATED: 10:06 EDT, 10 May 2022

Reilly was slammed by conservatives on the site in the immediate aftermath, and Mike Cernovich – a conspiracy theorist known for his propagation of the baseless Pizzagate theory that high ranking Democrats were running a pedophilic sex-trafficking ring out of a D.C. pizza shop – made sure Musk knew about the tweet.

He tagged the Tesla CEO in a tweet accusing the platform of allowing verified accounts to incite violence in the name of liberal causes on Sunday evening.

‘Here you go @elonmusk, when Twitter employees invariably lie to you about enforcement policy, maybe they can explain why a verified account is allowed to incite terrorism without any care in the world about being banned.’  

Musk later replied to Cernovich, writing: ‘Twitter obv has a strong left wing bias.’ 

He later clarified that he believed that speech on Twitter should be governed by the laws of the country in which it is being used.

‘Like I said, my preference is to hew close to the laws of countries in which Twitter operates. 

‘If the citizens want something banned, then pass a law to do so, otherwise it should be allowed.’ Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote in a tweet that Twitter 'Obvs has a strong left wing bias,' on Monday

Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote in a tweet that Twitter ‘Obvs has a strong left wing bias,’ on MondayMusks's comments were in response to far right conspiracy theorist Michael Cernovich (above), who called out the platform for allowing liberals to 'incite terrorism' on the platform

Musks’s comments were in response to far right conspiracy theorist Michael Cernovich (above), who called out the platform for allowing liberals to ‘incite terrorism’ on the platformCernovich is a far-right conspiracy theorist known for propagating the Pizzagate theory

Cernovich is a far-right conspiracy theorist known for propagating the Pizzagate theory

Minutes after saying that Twitter leans strongly left, Musk followed up with a tweet saying he believed the platform should conform to the speech laws of the country it is being used in

Minutes after saying that Twitter leans strongly left, Musk followed up with a tweet saying he believed the platform should conform to the speech laws of the country it is being used in

The reporter turned abortion rights activist who erased her online presence after Musk tweet… who is Caroline Reilly 

Caroline Reilly is an award-winning reporter currently working as a reporting fellow for Rewire News Group.

She holds a JD from Boston College Law school, and spent a semester practicing law at the ACLU of Massachusetts.

She also interned with the Victim Rights Law Center and If/When/How. 

Among the articles that Reilly has written are several related to reproductive health including birth control, endometriosis, and ‘medical misogyny and the disbelief of female pain,’ according to the news group’s website.

She also writes about culture, men’s fashion, sex and dating. 

A scholarly she wrote about minors’ access to abortion has previously earned national recognition.

Reilly has now deleted her online presence, following backlash for a tweet calling for violence against anti-abortion groups. 

Reilly is described as a reporting fellow at Rewire News Group, who has written about issues related to reproductive health including birth control, endometriosis, and ‘medical misogyny and the disbelief of female pain,’ according to the news group’s website.

Her tweet on Sunday seemed to have cheered on the attack on the headquarters of Wisconsin Family Action, which was found to be on fire early Sunday morning, with vandals spray painting a message outside reading: ‘If abortions aren’t safe, then you aren’t either.’  

 It immediately sparked outrage among conservatives who accused her of calling for violence against anti-abortion activists after she shared the story of the attack at the Wisconsin Family Action headquarters and called for ‘more of this.’

Republican strategist Matt Whitlock tagged the Twitter Support Team as he replied to Reilly’s tweet, writing:  ‘This feels a bit like calling for violence.’

And Republican Florida congressional candidate Vic DeGrammont used the opportunity to also call out Washington Post reporter Taylor Lorenz, who was criticized last month for trying to out the person behind a popular right-wing Twitter account.

Tweets claimed she had approached the user’s family members, with pictures apparently showing her on the doorstep of Chaya Raichik, who runs the account Libs of Tik Tok. 

‘How would they feel if the public started to Dox reporters that call for violence and arson? What if it came to their doorstep instead?

‘People with a voice need responsibility when using it.’

Rewire News Group later said in a statement to FOX News: ‘A recent post on the personal social media account of one of our reporters does not reflect our values, and has been removed.

‘Rewire News Group does not condone violence, including vandalism or threats. That includes threats to our staff.’

Reilly later deleted her account, made her website private and took down her Instagram page. 

Cernovich tagged Musk in a tweet calling out Twitter for not flagging journalist Caroline Reilly’s (above) verified account after she wrote a tweet about the deaths of anti-abortionistsShe had tweeted a New York Times story about an attack on an anti-abortion group in Madison, Wisconsin writing, 'More of this. May these people never know a moment of peace or safety until they rot in the ground.'

She had tweeted a New York Times story about an attack on an anti-abortion group in Madison, Wisconsin writing, ‘More of this. May these people never know a moment of peace or safety until they rot in the ground.’After conservatives called her out for inciting violence, Reilly deleted her account

After conservatives called her out for inciting violence, Reilly deleted her accountElon Musk: ‘We have to get rid of the bots and trolls.’

Meanwhile, authorities confirmed on Monday that two Molotov cocktails were used to firebomb the offices of the anti-abortion group, with one failing to ignite.

Nobody was injured in the attack, but Madison Police Chief Shon Barnes said at a news conference on Monday that if someone had been in the office at the time, ‘it could have gone differently.’

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who is facing re-election in November, later decried the attack saying:  ‘It was a horrible, horrible incident.

He added  that whoever is responsible ‘should be arrested and put on trial. This is unacceptable.’

‘Violence does not solve the issues we´re facing as a country,’ Evers said.

No suspects have been arrested for the arson yet, and officials from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are assisting with the investigation.

Barnes also encouraged anyone who may have seen anything to contact police, and area businesses were being contacted to see if they have any evidence or captured anything on surveillance cameras, he said. Reilly's tweet was in support of the burning and attempted bombing of a Wisconsin anti-abortion group's office, which was set on fire on Sunday

Reilly’s tweet was in support of the burning and attempted bombing of a Wisconsin anti-abortion group’s office, which was set on fire on Sunday 'If abortions aren't safe then you aren't either,' the arsonists spray-painted on the wall of the building after setting fire to the office

‘If abortions aren’t safe then you aren’t either,’ the arsonists spray-painted on the wall of the building after setting fire to the officeArson investigation underway after fire at anti-abortion office.

But Sunday’s attack on the anti-abortion group’s headquarters was just one of the more violent protests that have sprung up around the country since Politico first released a Supreme Court draft decision last week showing it would overturn the landmark Roe v Wade decision – which gave women a Constitutional right to an abortion.

In Washington DC, security officials have had to install large fencing around the Supreme Court following days of protests from both anti-abortion and pro-abortion activists.

A group called ‘Ruth Sent Us’ then doxxed the Washington, D.C.-area addresses of the six conservative Supreme Court Justices and organized ‘walk-bys’ of their residences this week to protest the impending opinion that will overturn Roe v. Wade.

And on Saturday, dozens of demonstrators gathered in the rain in DC to march towards the homes of conservative Justices Roberts and Brett Kavanaugh, where they chalked images of coat hangers in an apparent attempt to reinforce the pro-choice argument that overturning Roe v. Wade will not put an end to abortion, but instead will end safe abortions.

‘Keep abortion safe and legal,’ the pro-abortion protesters chanted while they stood in the streets holding candles and signs.

Others shouted: ‘Your life is a lie!’ and ‘We will not go back!’

Cops stood guard outside the justices’ homes and, after what appeared to be a clash with demonstrators, ordered the activists to leave. At least one officer threatened to arrest and charge the protesters for violating Maryland law.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has now decried these increasingly violent protests, saying that President Joe Biden condemns the demonstrators who descended on the Supreme Court justice’s homes.

‘[President Joe Biden] strongly believes in the Constitutional right to protest,’ the outgoing White House press secretary tweeted on Monday after warning materialized of violent protests.

‘But that should never include violence, threats, or vandalism,’ Psaki continued in her tweet. ‘Judges perform an incredibly important function in our society, and they must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety.’

Q&A: Is It Okay To Listen To Music That’s Not Gospel?

Question: Is It Okay To Listen To Music That’s Not Gospel?

Donald Bohanon: Absolutely. God wants us as followers of Christ to enjoy life to the fullest. And God doesn’t determine your righteousness based on what genre of music you listen to as long as the music doesn’t contain distorted demonic sounds and isn’t vulgar and riddled with profanity-laced lyrics while promoting promiscuity, sexual perversion, and violence etc.

He determines your righteousness based on what you do in relation to his instructions about behaving in a way that is consistent with his word and how it defines righteousness. I know ministers of God’s churches and one in particular who loves the blues and that’s all he listens to. But he is an upstanding righteous man nevertheless as the Bible defines it. Who follows God’s commandments and word faithfully.

On the other hand, I know many Gospel singers and Gospel music listeners who are some of the biggest hypocrites I have ever seen and regularly transgress God’s word without regard. It’s almost as if many of them falsely believe that righteousness as the Bible defines it can be achieved simply by listening to Gospel music without any change in behavior. God doesn’t have a problem with you listening to Jazz, Classical, R&B, Ballads, Blues, Gospel, Country Music, etc as long as it’s clean and decent music without offensive lyrics.

God wants us to live life to the fullest and there are many talented artists in the world who produce exquisite music that helps followers of Christ do just that. The Bible also tells us it’s not what goes into the man that defiles him. But what he does, says, and thinks and whether it conflicts with obedience to God’s commandments and word that defile the man. Not the quality music he or she listens to. Matthew 15:16-19.

An Unarmed Black Man Shot And Killed By Cop Sparks Outrage And Protests.

Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Winstrom cited a need for transparency when releasing video collected from a passenger in the car Lyoya was driving, the officer’s body camera, the officer’s patrol car and a doorbell camera. 

Winstrom did not identify the officer, a seven-year veteran who is on paid leave while Michigan State Police investigate the shooting.

Kent County’s chief medical examiner, Dr Stephen Cohle, said he completed the autopsy but toxicology tests have not been finished. 

Lyoya’s mother, Dorcas, told reporters that she thought the family was in a safe place after leaving Congo and was ‘astonished to see that my son has been killed with [a] bullet.’

‘That was my beloved son. You know how you love your firstborn son,’ she said through an interpreter.

Citing a need for transparency, the city’s new police chief, Eric Winstrom, released four videos on Wednesday, including critical footage of the shooting recorded by a passenger in Lyoya’s car on that rainy morning. 

‘I view it as a tragedy. … It was a progression of sadness for me,’ said Winstrom, a former high-ranking Chicago police commander who became Grand Rapids chief in March. The city of about 200,000 is about 150 miles  northwest of Detroit.  

The videos released on Wednesday by police were taken from the dashboard of the officer’s squad car, from his body-worn camera and from a neighbor’s surveillance camera.

The traffic stop was tense from the start.  

Lyoya, a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, is seen stepping out of the car on a rainy street of Griggs and Nelson SE, seemingly confused and asking ‘What did I do?’ as the officer repeatedly asks for a driver’s license and orders him to get back inside the vehicle.  

‘I’m stopping ya, do you have a license? Do you have a driver’s license, do you speak English?’ he asks.

Lyoya confirms he speaks English and opens the driver’s side door and speaks to his passenger.

He then shuts his door, turns his back to the officer and appears to walk away.

‘No, no, no, stop, stop,’ the officer is heard saying, and puts his hands on Lyoya’s shoulder. 

Lyoya is seen resisting the officer and then starts running until the officer tackles him to the ground. 

Lyoya and the cop grapple in front of several homes while Lyoya’s passenger got out and watched. 

The officer repeatedly orders Lyoya to ‘let go’ of his Taser, at one point demanding: ‘Drop the Taser!’ 

Crump said the officer could have waited for backup once Lyoya ran but instead got ‘violent.’ 

He accused him of not following proper training by using the Taser while close to Lyoya, saying it was Lyoya’s ‘natural instinct’ to try to stop from being stunned. 

Lyoya appears to be complying, but then closes the driver-side door and attempts to walk away, resisting the officers attempts to handcuff him

Lyoya appears to be complying, but then closes the driver-side door and attempts to walk away, resisting the officers attempts to handcuff himVideo shows Lyoya, a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the officer struggle over the cop's Taser shortly before Lyoya was shot dead

Video shows Lyoya, a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the officer struggle over the cop’s Taser shortly before Lyoya was shot deadThe white officer repeatedly orders Lyoya to 'let go' of his Taser, at one point demanding: 'Drop the Taser!'

The white officer repeatedly orders Lyoya to ‘let go’ of his Taser, at one point demanding: ‘Drop the Taser!’Video was collected from Lyoya's passenger, the officer's body-worn camera, the officer's patrol car and a doorbell camera

Video was collected from Lyoya’s passenger, the officer’s body-worn camera, the officer’s patrol car and a doorbell cameraLyoya is seen on video on the ground during the scuffle with the Michigan cop just before he's shot

Lyoya is seen on video on the ground during the scuffle with the Michigan cop just before he’s shotLyoya is seen on video on the ground during a scuffle with a Michigan cop just before he’s shotPatrick's brothers and sisters want to know who killed him and would like to see his picture so they can know 'this is the person that took our beloved one,' father Peter said, adding that 'Patrick never had a problem with anybody'

Patrick’s brothers and sisters want to know who killed him and would like to see his picture so they can know ‘this is the person that took our beloved one,’ father Peter said, adding that ‘Patrick never had a problem with anybody’ From left, Dorothy Sewe consoles Patrick Lyoya's mother, Dorcas Lyoya, near Lyoya's father, Peter Lyoya, during a news conference at the Renaissance Church of God in Christ Family Life Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Thursday

From left, Dorothy Sewe consoles Patrick Lyoya’s mother, Dorcas Lyoya, near Lyoya’s father, Peter Lyoya, during a news conference at the Renaissance Church of God in Christ Family Life Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan on ThursdayCivil rights attorney Ben Crump raises his fist while speaking during a press conference at the Renaissance Church of God in Christ Family Life Center in Grand Rapids on Thursday

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump raises his fist while speaking during a press conference at the Renaissance Church of God in Christ Family Life Center in Grand Rapids on ThursdayCivil rights attorney Ben Crump, right, and interpreter Israel Siku point to video evidence during in a press conference at the Renaissance Church of God in Christ Family Life Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Thursday

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, right, and interpreter Israel Siku point to video evidence during in a press conference at the Renaissance Church of God in Christ Family Life Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Thursday

Minute-by-minute recap of fatal confrontation 

12.10pm: A Grand Rapids Police officer initiated a traffic stop on a car near the intersection of Griggs and Nelson SE.

He tells Patrick Lyoya, who gets out of the car, to stay inside.

He approaches Lyoya. 

12.11pm: The officer repeatedly asks a seemingly confused Patrick Lyoya for his driver’s license and orders him to get back inside the vehicle. 

Lyoya does not comply. He seems confused but confirms he speaks English. 

The officer asks him for his driving license.

Lyoya asks what he did wrong and the officer tells him the license plate does not belong to the car. 

Lyoya says his license is in his car and opens the driver’s side door to speaks to his passenger.

He then shuts his door, turns his back to the officer and appears to walk away. 

12.12pm: The officer is heard saying, ‘No, no, nope, stop, stop,’ and puts his hands on Lyoya’s shoulder, who then resists.

They grapple in the streets and Lyoya gets free and runs off. The officer chases him.

‘Stop! Stop!’ the cop yells. 

They run around the car and the officer tackles Lyoya to the ground on a grass verge.

12.13pm: Lyoya and the cop grapple in front of several homes while Lyoya’s passenger got out and watched, and asked if he was good. 

 ‘Stop resisting,’ the officer yells at Lyoya.  

The cop has Lyoya on the ground, and he could be yelling, ‘I’m a black man.’ 

At this point, the officer’s body camera suddenly turns off. 

But additional video footage — from the neighbor’s doorbell security system, the dash cam in the officer’s vehicle, and a bystander’s cellphone — capture different angles of the incident. 

The officer repeatedly orders Lyoya to ‘let go’ of his Taser, at one point demanding: ‘Drop the Taser!’   

‘Let go of the Taser,’ he repeats until shots ring out.  

In the final moments, the officer was on top of Lyoya, kneeling on his back at times to subdue him.   

Audio from the neighbor’s doorbell camera captured the sound of the officer shooting Lyoya in the back of the head. 

Backup officers arrived three minutes later    

It is not clear from any of the videos if or when Lyoya tried to grab the cop’s Taser, but the cop is heard yelling at him to let go of the device, which was deployed twice, but didn’t strike anyone, officials said. 

At this point, the officer’s body camera suddenly turns off. 

Chief Winstrom explained that it takes pushing a button for three seconds to turn off the body camera and he thought the pressure from Lyoya’s body caused the deactivation. 

But additional video footage — from the neighbor’s doorbell security system, the dashcam in the officer’s vehicle, and a bystander’s cellphone — capture different angles of the incident.  

Winstrom said the fight over the Taser lasted about 90 seconds. In the final moments, the officer was on top of Lyoya, kneeling on his back at times to subdue him. 

‘From my view of the video, Taser was deployed twice. Taser did not make contact,’ Winstrom told reporters. ‘And Mr. Lyoya was shot in the head. However, that’s the only information that I have.’ 

Because the Taser was fired twice, it was ineffective without being reloaded, Crump said. ‘It should be noted that Patrick never used violence against this officer even though the officer used violence against him in several instances for what was a misdemeanor traffic stop,’

‘There was no reason for him to have any intimate fear of the Taser being used against him,’ he said of the officer. 

However, a Taser can still deliver a shock after the two cartridges are spent if a person holds it against someone and fires. 

What is known as a ‘drive stun’ does not incapacitate the person but does hurt, according to Andrew J. Scott III, an expert in police practices and procedures and a former police chief in Boca Raton, Florida.

A Taser can also be used that when the cartridges are still in the weapon. Officers sometimes do that in the hope that they will not have to deploy the Taser’s probes.

Lyoya and the cop grapple in front of several homes while Lyoya’s passenger got out and watched. 

The officer repeatedly orders Lyoya to ‘let go’ of his Taser, at one point demanding: ‘Drop the Taser!’ 

It is not clear from any of the videos if or when Lyoya tried to grab the cop’s Taser, but the cop is heard yelling at him to let go of the device, which was deployed twice, but didn’t strike anyone, officials said. 

At this point, the officer’s body camera suddenly turns off. 

Chief Winstrom explained that it takes pushing a button for three seconds to turn off the body camera and he thought the pressure from Lyoya’s body caused the deactivation. 

But additional video footage — from the neighbor’s doorbell security system, the dashcam in the officer’s vehicle, and a bystander’s cellphone — capture different angles of the incident. 

Winstrom said the fight over the Taser lasted about 90 seconds. In the final moments, the officer was on top of Lyoya, kneeling on his back at times to subdue him. 

‘From my view of the video, Taser was deployed twice. Taser did not make contact,’ Winstrom told reporters. ‘And Mr. Lyoya was shot in the head. However, that’s the only information that I have.’ Patrick Lyoya, who arrived in the United States in 2014 as a refugee with his family fleeing violence, had two young daughters and five siblings. 'He had his whole life ahead of him,' Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said

Patrick Lyoya, who arrived in the United States in 2014 as a refugee with his family fleeing violence, had two young daughters and five siblings. ‘He had his whole life ahead of him,’ Gov. Gretchen Whitmer saidProtesters march along Monroe Center NW after Grand Rapids police released video of the shooting death of Patrick Lyoya in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Wednesday

Protesters march along Monroe Center NW after Grand Rapids police released video of the shooting death of Patrick Lyoya in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, on WednesdayThe group demanded that officials make public the name of the officer in the shooting

The group demanded that officials make public the name of the officer in the shooting

Audio from the neighborhood home surveillance camera captured the sound of the officer shooting Lyoya in the back of the head. 

Chief Winstrom has not yet identified the officer, but confirmed he is on paid leave during the investigation.

‘Me being from Chicago for the last 20 years, I’ve handled many police shootings myself, so I do have a lot of experience in this,’ the chief said. ‘I was hoping to never have to utilize that experience here.’

Prosecutor Chris Becker, who will decide whether any charges are warranted, objected to the release but said Winstrom could act on his own. 

But Becker said the public shouldn’t expect a quick decision. 

Michigan State Police launch probe of fatal shooting by cop 

‘The Michigan State Police independent investigation into the incident is not complete. 

‘This is an extremely critical incident, and one that everyone involved in the investigation is taking very seriously’

‘…while the videos released today are an important piece of evidence, they are not all of the evidence… 

‘By law, we are required to review all available evidence before we consider whether charges should be filed, and if so, what appropriate charges should be’ 

The full autopsy report will not be publicly available until state police conclude their investigation. 

The medical examiner said the family has also been offered the opportunity to seek an independent autopsy. 

‘While the videos released today are an important piece of evidence, they are not all of the evidence,’ he said.  

City Manager Mark Washington warned that the videos would lead to ‘expressions of shock, of anger and of pain.’ 

Some downtown businesses boarded up storefronts, and concrete barricades surrounded police headquarters.   

Lyoya had two young daughters and five siblings, said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who spoke to his family.

‘He arrived in the United States as a refugee with his family fleeing violence. He had his whole life ahead of him,’ Whitmer, a Democrat, said.   

The April 4 death of Lyoya has outraged members of his family and touched off protests in Grand Rapids by activists who say it represents the latest example of police violence against young Black men.  

‘Another Black man has died at the hands of police, and the officer in this video has got to be held accountable,’ the NAACP said in a written statement responding to the video.

‘President Biden, sign the police reform executive order now. While we fully understand an executive order is not a substitute for meaningful legislation, we must do everything in our power to protect our community,’ the NAACP said. 

More than 100 people marched to Grand Rapids City Hall before a City Commission meeting Tuesday night, chanting ‘Black lives matter’ and ‘No justice, no peace.’ 

On Wednesday, several hundred protesters gathered outside the Grand Rapids Police Department following the release of the videos with some cursing and shouting from behind barricades. 

The group demanded that officials make public the name of the officer in the shooting. 

Some businesses cut their hours short Wednesday, closing early. Some boarded up windows. But the demonstration remained non-violent with protesters demanding justice for Lyoya and other Black lives lost in shootings involving police.  Protesters carrying a Black Lives Matter flag march inside a fountain at Veterans Memorial Park following a march from the Grand Rapids Police Department. The protest was held in response to videos of the shooting of Patrick Lyoya, by a Grand Rapids police officer from April 4

Protesters carrying a Black Lives Matter flag march inside a fountain at Veterans Memorial Park following a march from the Grand Rapids Police Department. The protest was held in response to videos of the shooting of Patrick Lyoya, by a Grand Rapids police officer from April 4, being released to the public on WednesdayProtesters march through downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, near the police department during a demonstration held after videos of the shooting of Patrick Lyoya, by a Grand Rapids police officer from April 4, were released to the public on Wednesday, April 13

Protesters march through downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, near the police department during a demonstration held after videos of the shooting of Patrick Lyoya, by a Grand Rapids police officer from April 4, were released to the public on Wednesday, April 13Protesters demanded that officials make public the name of the officer in the shooting

Protesters demanded that officials make public the name of the officer in the shootingActivists rally for Patrick Lyoya in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Tuesday, April 12, after he was shot by a police officer

Activists rally for Patrick Lyoya in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Tuesday, April 12, after he was shot by a police officerProtesters hold signs that read 'Blue Lives Murder' following the fatal shooting of Lyoya

Protesters hold signs that read ‘Blue Lives Murder’ following the fatal shooting of LyoyaSome businesses cut their hours short Wednesday, closing early. But the demonstration remained non-violent with protesters demanding justice for Lyoya and other Black lives lost in shootings involving police

Some businesses cut their hours short Wednesday, closing early. But the demonstration remained non-violent with protesters demanding justice for Lyoya and other Black lives lost in shootings involving police

In a statement, Gov. Whitmer called for any protests to be peaceful.

‘The Michigan State Police will conduct a transparent, independent investigation of the shooting,’ Whitmer said. 

‘Then, prosecutors must consider all the evidence, follow the law and take appropriate action on charges. Justice is foundational to safety, and without justice, we are all less safe.’

As in many US cities, Grand Rapids police have been occasionally criticized over the use of force, particularly against Black people, who make up 18 percent of the population.

In 2017, officers searching for a middle-aged woman wanted for a stabbing handcuffed an 11-year-old girl instead at gunpoint while she was leaving a house. Those officers were not disciplined. 

Months earlier, other Grand Rapids officers held five innocent teenagers at gunpoint, the New York Times reported. And in 2020, local outlets reported, an officer was suspended for two days after shooting a protester in the face with a gas canister. 

In November, the Michigan Supreme Court heard arguments in a lawsuit over the practice of photographing and fingerprinting people who were never charged with a crime. Grand Rapids said the policy changed in 2015.

A downtown street has been designated Breonna Taylor Way, named for the Black woman and Grand Rapids native who was killed by police in Louisville, Kentucky, during a botched drug raid in 2020.  

Her mother, Tamika Palmer, attended the news conference with the Lyoya family, their legal team and community leaders.

‘We can’t keep letting these people kill our children,’ she said.

Q&A: Do You Have To Be Wealthy Or Employed To Lead Others To Repentance?

Question: Do You Have To Be Wealthy Or Employed To Lead Others To Repentance?

Donald Bohanon: Was Jesus Christ wealthy? Was Moses employed? How about the apostle Peter was he wealthy? What about Elijah the prophet was he wealthy or employed? Although some of the individuals mentioned above had jobs initially, they abandoned all of that to follow Christ and God and to lead others to them.

Peter was a fisherman who forsook all to follow Christ and later became a profound leader of the Church himself to do all that he was commanded to do by God and Christ Matthew 4:19. Jesus Christ the greatest leader and teacher of them all said he didn’t even have a place to lay his head Matthew 8:20. And was by all accounts a carpenter initially who forsook that to lead his disciples and do God’s will. The apostle Paul forsook everything to do what Christ commanded him to do.

The Bible says Elijah the prophet dwelt in caves. And a type of Elijah, John the Baptist, ate wild honey and locusts for sustenance but yet they are both considered to be some of the greatest prophets who ever lived and were highly favored in God’s eyes and considered great teachers and leaders by God and men Matthew 3:4.

Moses, it’s assumed, forsook his important position in Pharaoh’s government to follow God’s calling and was also considered one of the greatest prophets in the Bible and was considered one of the most impactful and prominent leaders in the Bible. God’s definition of a real man and a true leader is quite a bit different than how men define manhood and leadership.

God’s calling upon a man’s life is the highest calling and supersedes all other callings or responsibilities. In fact, service to God is the most important and impactful job one will ever do. The job of a Disciple, Apostle, or Prophet, is to preach the gospel ( the good news of the coming kingdom of God) and lead others to repentance. Not even the presidency of the United States comes close in terms of impactful importance and responsibility on a physical and spiritual level.

Their sole objective and responsibility is to preach the gospel (the good news of the coming kingdom of God) and lead others to repentance as they are appointed to do. They may at some point be employed on different levels and in varying degrees in different fields to meet their financial responsibilities, but at some point, they must transition into focusing on doing God’s will exclusively because God requires full commitment and all of your time at which point God provides the ability to meet their financial responsibilities through men.

So to answer your question, yes, they would have to have some way to meet their financial responsibilities initially until they transition into full-time work in doing the will and work of God. Work is not necessarily a requirement itself because the times we live in presently are very unstable and unsure. The economy is faltering due to so many factors so there is no guarantee of employment as things get worse as the Bible says they will if drastic changes aren’t made.

Also as a result of persecution for speaking the truth, this can be a roadblock to employment also in this wicked world and age. So it’s not a requirement because there is no guarantee that you will be. Especially in this era. The fact that you aren’t employed can’t inhibit you from doing God’s will or work. Although the Bible says a man who doesn’t work doesn’t eat is true. Their work is to do the will of God. An Apostle, Prophet, or Disciple’s role is to do the will of God, and preaching the gospel and leading others to God and repentance is their full-time job.

But being extremely wealthy is not a requirement nor is it condemned by God as long as you don’t allow it to corrupt you or interfere with your complete service and obedience to God. But to lead others to repentance you must live and understand God’s word and what defines repentance.

Trying to teach God’s word when you don’t obey or understand it can have deadly consequences both physically and spiritually for you and those you are teaching it to if it isn’t fully supported by God’s word. At which point you would be just a deceiver and a destroyer and not a true teacher or a leader. And that carries with it serious consequences. Romans 16:17-18, 2Corinthians 11:13-15, 2Peter 2:1-3, James 3:1.

Teaching the word of God is not something you can just jump out there and do. It requires the individual who teaches it to be thoroughly versed in it and obedient to it. God takes the teaching of his word very, very, very, seriously. Because you are dealing with the souls of men and women. And if you lead them astray by promoting rebellion against God his word and his commandments as a result of ignorance and error-filled teaching because of gross biblical misinterpretation you risk destroying them spiritually for which you will be held accountable.

Leading them down paths of destruction because of your ignorance of his word is no excuse to God Romans 1:18-20. And following the error-filled teachings of ignorant unlearned false ministers who are motivated by greed and governed by their lusts in many respects and who regularly misinterpret God’s word as a result of ignorance and gross biblical misinterpretation and as a means to advance an ungodly biblically condemned agenda is one of the surest ways to get there. Romans 16:17-18, 2 Peter 2:1-3, James 3:1.

Many of them sound like they know what they’re talking about to the unlearned and ignorant but when you really know God’s word you know they are completely ignorant concerning it and are in many respects making the masses ignorant by teaching that ignorance to the masses.

Romans 1:18-32: Men And Women Around The Globe Promote A Worldwide Boycott Of Disney! Disney’s Goal Is To Promote Homosexuality And The Homosexual/Pedophile Agenda To Children Around The World!

I would encourage Governor DeSantis and others who are standing against the advancement of this insane agenda to keep standing and never give up. Failure is not an option when it comes to children and the nation.

And while homosexual/pedophile predation on children ramps up the radical liberal left and companies like Disney seek to implement a more aggressive approach to advancing the homosexual/pedophile agenda. I also don’t feel the bill goes far enough.

They don’t seek to turn America into a gender studies class but instead into a homosexual utopia where homosexuality/pedophilia and other sexual perversions are supported, promoted, and practiced liberally and heterosexuality is virtually nonexistent and condemned and practiced in the shadows.

Similar to the way it was for homosexuals and lesbians before homosexual marriage was legalized. They are also bitter at the fact the behavior and lifestyle were rightfully rejected and condemned for centuries and now seek to turn the tables on the heterosexual community. I also failed to mention they are a very vindictive community. Consistent with how Romans 1:26-32 describes them.

I also disagree with the fact that many talk show hosts straddle the fence while associating with homosexuals and lesbians and giving them voices on their platforms so they can promote lies about who they really are and what their real goals are and demonize those who speak the truth. While claiming to love and follow God at the same time when God expressly says we are not to have any association with these individuals at all unless they sincerely change their perverted ways.

Ephesians 5: 10-13, 1 Corinthians 10:20-22, 2 Corinthians 6:14-18. Although those who support them claim to be motivated by love the Bible says disobeying God and his word is the antithesis of love and has proven to result in disease, suffering, death, disorder, chaos, confusion, etc, and is one of the surest ways to ensure your physical and spiritual destruction.

Calling evil good and good evil to appease those who practice this behavior and justifying the wicked for reward is condemned throughout scripture and should never be mistaken for acts of love and is considered an abomination by God punishable by death in the lake of fire when judged. And is a form of self-righteousness Proverbs 17:15, Isaiah 5;20-25, Revelation 21:7-8.

When they strongly support and promote the obvious filthy, corrupting, destructive, behavior they are normally practicing it secretly and like it, or, at the very least, are being compensated in some way to promote and support it. So they are essentially justifying the wicked for reward. Which is powerfully condemned by God. Proverbs 17:15.

They are essentially following their own views and definitions of righteousness separate from how the Bible defines righteousness. And those views are normally formed based on their own lusts, likes, and greed, etc. God’s definition of righteousness is complete obedience to his word and not the words of men and women that conflict with his word. Matthew 4:4, Luke 4:4.

And not rejecting and defying his word to appease those who hate it evidenced by how they behave and rebel against it. Deuteronomy 7:10, Psalms 21: 8-9, Romans 1:30. Which is normally a symptom of following and believing biblically ignorant false ministers who regularly grossly misinterpret God’s word as a result of applying their own personal interpretation to it rather than allowing it to interpret itself.

And as a way to endear themselves to the ignorant masses and liberally enrich themselves in the process Romans 16:17-18. And which only serves to ensure the widespread global proliferation of destructive behavior.

Homosexuals and lesbians who come on these shows and voice their agreement with Disney’s position regarding these matters are nothing but hypocrites who in many respects covertly seek to continue to further the homosexual agenda by falsely claiming to be allies of the religious community and heterosexual community by backing their position on this issue.

In hopes of creating a fake form of love and righteousness that will endear the religious and heterosexual community to them. If homosexuals are sincere they will openly condemn the behavior they practice and admit that it’s wrong. And fight against the practicing, promotion, and support of it.

The truth of the matter is the homosexual lifestyle which has given birth to every other form of twisted sexual behavior cant be supported on any level and must be rejected in all of its forms. You can’t straddle the fence and claim to be a supporter of Disney’s position while supporting homosexuality.

Because if so you are a part of the problem and an imposter a hypocrite and a low-key supporter of the insane destructive homosexual/pedophile agenda. It should be clear to everyone by now who doesn’t have their head stuck in the sand that one of the homosexual community’s main goals is to brainwash and sexually molest children.

Only a fool would believe otherwise when their actions clearly speak for themselves. Actions have always spoken and will always speak louder than words. And not discounting how the word of God describes them in Romans 1:26-32. Which is most important.

So, no one should be surprised by their behavior if you sincerely follow and believe God’s word. Why are you shocked and surprised if you are truly a follower and believer of God’s word? I am not surprised and have always known who they really are because God told me who they are through his word and he never lies and sees much, much, much, deeper than man and knows and understands vastly more than man and is always on point. Romans 1:26-32.

And anyone who supports any aspect of the homosexual agenda is complicit in the rape and molestation of children. Worldwide boycotts of all the companies that support these insane sexual abominations are one of the only ways to stop the progression of this sexual engineering insanity. That will certainly lead to the destruction of the nation.

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By Donald Bohanon

I’m not surprised. But if you are going to stand for what’s right you have to really stand for what’s right no matter what the cost. Because if not you are not really standing you are just pretending. There are always ways to get around different obstacles in your fight to do what’s morally right.

In this case, being faced with backlash from brainwashed pro LGBTQ supporters within the organization and without I would myself do a complete restructuring of my staff and employee base and get rid of those who engaged in behavior that was negatively affecting the company bottom line and who support the destructive agenda and hire employees with views that fall in line with the right moral views that the organization espouses.

The staff and employees work for you. You don’t work for the employees. Change your rules and TOS to reflect this. You may lose some viewership for a period of time but I’m convinced you will gain a different and equally large demographic of supporters who wholeheartedly believe in what you’re doing.

And who will be more than happy to support you financially and in other ways. To change the destructive trajectory of the nation to save the nation and its children is going to require an all-hands-on-deck approach. Women around the world need to be fully engaged and influencing companies like Disney to do away with all aspects of the homosexual/pedophile agenda. And to not support it on any level. Promote a worldwide boycott of the company and any company that promotes these perversions that are designed to brainwash and pervert children. You have to hit them in the pocket book that’s the only way they will listen. And you can’t stop fighting until total victory is secured. The truth of the matter is if Disney really wants to make changes these are easy problems to solve.

After all, these are also your children they are salivating at the chance to rape and molest. Many other companies will have to get on board and apply the same strategy to ensure their companies can continue to flourish because if not the companies will eventually collapse and the nation with it if we continue to follow an unsustainable irrational destructive insane sexual engineering agenda that leads to only one sad outcome.

Those companies and individuals who support this agenda which is designed to brainwash and molest children will be judged and punished harshly and all the acts of mercy won’t change that because of how offensive the willful brainwashing and abuse/molestation of children is to God and because of how widespread that abuse will be and how it will proliferate around the Globe if gone unchecked and not stopped.

No amount of kind acts will be able to cover the magnitude of abominable sin and physical and spiritual death this will result in. The same thing applies to homosexuality and all other sexual abominations and how they will eventually proliferate around the Globe and result in the physical and spiritual deaths of millions.

To intentionally engage in abominable sexual sin while intentionally promoting the proliferation of it globally while doing acts of kindness in hopes of covering the sin is foolish and a strategy that biblically ignorant individuals will probably engage in that will backfire when judged because God will see it for what it is and will be less likely to pardon when he considers your role in the intentional global proliferation of abominable sexual sins of all forms.

Which resulted in the physical and spiritual deaths of millions and quite possibly billions. If you are going to do this, that is to make the necessary changes outlined here. I would suggest you do it quickly because Barrack Obama and other politicians have a habit of coming on my site reading articles and getting information in hopes of implementing measures and insighting opposition in order to hopefully counter it by deceptive and manipulative means.

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I Don’t Care If She’s Blue Black If She Is Giving Pedophiles Light Sentences She May Also Be A Covert Member And Supporter Of The LGBTQ Community And Agenda And She Shouldn’t Be A Supreme Court Justice Period. Ketanji Brown-Jackson Allegedly Linked To Dirty Money And Accused Of Giving Pedophiles Light Sentences.

  • What good is grilling her going to do if you don’t act as it relates to withdrawing your support for her if you have uncovered information that would or could compromise her integrity, trustworthiness, reliability, ethics, honesty, etc, as a Supreme Court Justice? Moral character as the Bible defines it not as men define it should be one of the main characteristics you are looking for in a Supreme Court Justice. If she is a covert member or supporter of the LGBTQ Community she will only serve to undermine and destroy a nation that’s already teetering on the edge.
  • Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Kentanji Brown Jackson began her appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday morning
  • If successful, she will become the first black woman to sit on the Supreme Court 
  • Republicans have signaled they will present her as ‘soft on crime’
  • Sen. Josh Hawley said she gave ‘lenient sentences’ to sex offenders 
  • But Sen. Dick Durbin, Democratic chair of the committee, said the charge was ‘baseless’ and ‘unfair as he opened proceedings
  • For her part, Jackson said she took ‘seriously’ her duty to be independent

By ROB CRILLY, SENIOR U.S. POLITICAL REPORTER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 11:58 EDT, 21 March 2022 | UPDATED: 17:43 EDT, 21 March 2022Republicans on Monday signaled that President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee Kentanji Brown Jackson can expect tough days of questioning when they opened her confirmation hearing with reminders of the bitter attacks on Justice Brett Kavanaugh and by linking her to dark money groups.  

Biden last month nominated Jackson, 51, for a lifetime job on America’s top judicial body to succeed retiring liberal Justice Stephen Breyer, setting up a confirmation battle in the closely divided Senate. 

If confirmed, she would be the first black woman to sit on the nation’s highest court.

But while Democrats hailed the historic nature of her nomination, Republicans signaled that they plan to pore over her record as a judge and public defender in an effort to portray her as soft on crime.

Sen. Lindsey Graham pointed out that Democrats had previously used the Senate filibuster to block confirmation of Janice Rogers Brown, a black conservative, who was nominated by then President George W. Bush.

‘As to the historic nature of your appointment, I understand,’ he said. 

‘But when I get lectured about this from my Democratic colleagues, I remember Janice Rogers Brown, an African-American woman, that was filibustered by the same people praising you.’

And he said the Democrats had blocked Miguel Estrada, when he was Bush’s 2001 nominee to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. 

‘So if you’re a Hispanic or African-American conservative, it’s about your philosophy,’ he said. ‘Now it’s going to be about the historic nature of the pick.’

Jackson entered the busy hearing room to be greeted by committee members and well-wishers as she took her place alone at the witness table.

Meanwhile, supporters gathered outside the Supreme Court. Graham says they were ‘getting spit on’ during Kavanaugh hearing

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday began its consideration of President Joe Biden’s nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to be the first black woman on the U.S. Supreme CourtSenate Judiciary Committee chairman Dick Durbin (l) shakes hands with Jackson while Republican Chuck Grassley looks on before Monday's hearing began+14View gallery

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Dick Durbin (l) shakes hands with Jackson while Republican Chuck Grassley looks on before Monday’s hearing beganHawley attacks Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on her child porn record

Democratic Senator Dick Durbin criticizes ‘baseless’ and ‘unfair’ allegations Brown-Jackson is ‘soft on crime’ 

In his opening statement, Senator Dick Durbin, the Democratic committee chairman, launched a pre-emptive strike on some of the attacks that have been trailed for weeks in conservative media.

He described her history within the criminal justice system and noted that she came from a law enforcement family.

‘Yet despite that shared family experience despite your record, we’ve heard claims that you’re quote soft on crime,’ said Durbin. 

‘These baseless charges are unfair.’

For her part, Jackson said she was humbled to be nominated and described how her parents grew up during the era of racial segregation in the South.  

‘My parents taught me that, unlike the many barriers that they had had to face growing up, my path was clearer, such that if I worked hard and believed in myself, in America I could do anything or be anything I wanted to be,’ she said.

She promised to ‘support and defend’ the Constitution if confirmed.

‘I have been a judge for nearly a decade now, and I take that responsibility and my duty to be independent very seriously,’ she said. 

‘I decide cases from a neutral posture. I evaluate the facts, and I interpret and apply the law to the facts of the case before me, without fear or favor, consistent with my judicial oath.’ 

Her opening statement came at the end of a day that heard Republican after Republican lay out their reservations and preview their questions for days two and two of the hearing.

Republican Senator Chuck Grassley presses her on ties to ‘dark money’ groups  

Ranking Republican Chuck Grassley brought up ‘the troubling role of far left dark money groups, like Demand Justice have played in this administration’s judicial selection process.’

Demand Justice backs reform of the Supreme Court and Grassley said he wanted to know ‘why they strongly support Judge Jackson.’

Sen. John Cornyn said he would have questions about that too. 

‘I’m also interested as others have mentioned, in your opinion, why pro-abortion, dark money groups like Demand Justice, and anti-religious liberty groups are pouring millions of dollars into a public campaign in support of your nomination?’

Some have already previewed their attacks in the media.

Republican Josh Hawley last week said he had found an ‘alarming pattern’ in Jackson’s treatment of sex offenders. Sen. Durbin praises SCOTUS +14View gallery

The hearing began in a packed committee room on Monday and will run for several daysSen. Josh Hawley, a member of the committee, last week made clear that he will go after Jackson's record of sentencing offenders guilty of crimes involving child pornography

Sen. Josh Hawley, a member of the committee, last week made clear that he will go after Jackson’s record of sentencing offenders guilty of crimes involving child pornography

And on Monday he detailed seven cases that came before Jackson as a judge, listing the sentences she imposed and comparing them with federal guidelines for cases involving child pornography.

In ‘each of these seven, Jackson handed down a lenient sentence that was below what the federal guidelines recommended and below what prosecutors requested,’ he said.

‘And so I think there’s a lot to talk about there and I look forward to talking about it.’ 

Jackson’s confirmation – replacing Breyer, another liberal – will not alter the court’s 6-3 conservative majority. 

That has led some analysts to suggest Republicans may not marshal their full opposition.

Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz slam Democrats for their treatment of Kavanaugh 

But Sen. Lindsey Graham, who backed Jackson’s nomination for a lower court, made clear that his vote was far from certain.

He complained that liberal groups had opposed his favored candidate, Michelle Childs, a federal district judge based in his home state of South Carolina. 

‘If that’s the way the game is going to be played, then I’ll have a response,’ he said. ‘And I don’t expect it to reward that way of playing the game.’ 

And he said he hoped the hearings would not descend into the animosity that accompanied the 2018 confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, when he said Republicans were spat at. Jackson smiled broadly as she arrived for the hearing flanked by Grassley (l) and Durbin (r)

Jackson smiled broadly as she arrived for the hearing flanked by Grassley (l) and Durbin (r)Durbin looks on as Grassley promised a 'thorough' and 'exhaustive' examination

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Sen. Ted Cruz also brought up those hearings, when Kavanaugh was grilled over allegations of sexual assault and harassment, and faced multiple questions about parties he attended as a teenager.  

‘I can assure you that your hearing will feature none of that disgraceful behaviour,’ he said.

‘No-one is going to inquire into your teenage dating habits.

‘No-one is going to ask you with mock severity, “Do you like beer?”‘

Democrats highlight how Jackson confirmation would make Supreme Court history

Their tone struck a contrast with Democrats who noted the historic nature of the nomination. 

‘Not a single justice has been a black woman,’ said Durban in his opening statement. ‘You Judge Jackson can be the first. 

‘It’s not easy being first. Often you have to be the best. In some ways, the bravest.

‘Many are not prepared to face that kind of heat, that kind of scrutiny that our deal in the glare of the national spotlight. 

‘But your presence here today, your willingness to brave this process will give inspiration to millions of Americans who see themselves in you.

If confirmed she would become the third black justice, following Thurgood Marshall, who retired in 1991, and Clarence Thomas who remains on the court.  

Democrats who control the Senate by the slimmest of margins hope to complete her confirmation before Easter. 

And Durban also headed off criticism that she would be nothing but a ‘rubber stamp’ for Biden.

‘For these would be critics,’ he said,  ‘I have four words: Look at the record.’ 

The senior Republican member, Sen. Chuck Grassley, promised a thorough, ‘exhaustive’ examination. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, holds papers during Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Monda

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, holds papers during Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee MondaSupporters of Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson gathered outside the US Supreme Court as the hearing began

Supporters of Supreme Court Justice nominee Judge Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson gathered outside the US Supreme Court as the hearing began

Republicans, he said, ‘won’t try to turn this into a spectacle, he said 

‘What we will do, however, is ask tough questions about Judge Jackson’s judicial philosophy,’ he continued. 

In any Supreme Court nomination the most important thing that I look for is the nominee’s view of the law, judicial philosophy and view on the role of a judge in our constitutional system.

‘I’ll be looking to see whether judge Jackson is committed to the Constitution as originally understood.’  

He also made clear that her time as a criminal defense lawyer would come under particular scrutiny, explaining that it was fair game to probe ‘criminal defense lawyers who disagree with our criminal laws and want to undermine laws that they have policy disagreements with.’ 

Jackson is expected to deliver her opening statement later on Monday.

The committee’s 22 members will then spend Tuesday and Wednesday questioning her about her record and philosophy. 

Her nomination fulfilled Biden’s 2020 election promise to name a black woman to the court. 

‘Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is a brilliant legal mind with the utmost character and integrity,’ the president tweeted in support on Monday morning. ‘She deserves to be confirmed as the next justice of the Supreme Court.’  

Democrats sought to rebut criticism of Jackson’s time as a judge, and before that as a public defender and a member of the U.S. Sentencing Commission. 

‘Judge Jackson is not anti-law enforcement. She’s not soft on crime,’ said Sen. Pat Leahy, again repeating the fact that members of Jackson’s family have worked in law enforcement.

How Harvard-educated Ketanji Brown rose from a public defender to the nation’s highest court and helped prisoners seek early release for crack cocaine crimes

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is President Biden's nominee for Supreme Court

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is President Biden’s nominee for Supreme Court

Ketanji Brown Jackson, the federal appeals court judge who President Joe Biden is poised to nominate to become the first Black woman on the U.S. Supreme Court, brings a diverse set of experiences to the bench, including a stint representing low-income criminal defendants.

Jackson, 51, who Biden last year appointed to an influential Washington-based appellate court, served early in her career as a Supreme Court clerk for Justice Stephen Breyer, whose retirement announced in January opens up a vacancy on the nation’s top judicial body.

As a member of the federal judiciary, Jackson has earned respect from liberals and conservatives alike and is well-connected in the close-knit Washington legal community. Progressives favored her nomination over the other leading candidates: South Carolina-based U.S. District Court judge J. Michelle Childs and California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger.

The Senate voted 53-44 in June last year to confirm Jackson as a member of the U.S. Court of the Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

In her short time on the appeals court, she has authored two majority opinions, including one in favor of public sector unions challenging a regulation issued during Republican former President Donald Trump’s administration that restricted their bargaining power.

She was part of a three-judge panel that ruled in December against Trump’s bid to prevent White House records from being handed over to the House of Representatives committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol by a mob of his supporters. The Supreme Court on Jan. 20 declined to block that decision.

Jackson also was part of a three-judge panel that refused last August to block the Biden administration’s COVID-19 pandemic-related residential eviction moratorium, a decision that was later overturned by the Supreme Court.

‘PRESIDENTS ARE NOT KINGS’

Jackson previously won Senate confirmation in 2013 after Democratic former President Barack Obama nominated her as a Washington-based federal district judge. In her eight years in that role, she handled a number of high-profile cases including one in which she ruled that Trump’s one-time chief White House lawyer, Donald McGahn, had to comply with a congressional subpoena for testimony about potential Trump obstruction of a special counsel investigation.

‘The primary takeaway from the past 250 years of recorded American history is that Presidents are not kings,’ Jackson wrote.

The ruling was appealed and, after Biden took office, a settlement was reached. McGahn testified behind closed doors.he Honorable Sri Srinivasan, left, the Honorable Judge David Tatel who sit on U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, center, and Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who sits on U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia walk into a ceremonial courtroom of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit+14View gallery

he Honorable Sri Srinivasan, left, the Honorable Judge David Tatel who sit on U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, center, and Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who sits on U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia walk into a ceremonial courtroom of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

In other decisions, Jackson in 2019 blocked Trump’s plan to expedite removal of certain immigrants and in 2018 ruled against his administration’s proposal to make it easier to fire federal employees – decisions later reversed by the appellate court on which she now serves.

Biden had pledged during the 2020 presidential election campaign to appoint a Black woman to the Supreme Court. It has had only two Black justices, both men: Clarence Thomas, appointed in 1991 and still serving, and Thurgood Marshall, who retired in 1991 and died in 1993.

During her April 2021 confirmation hearing for her current job, Jackson said her background, both personal and professional, would ‘bring value’ to the bench, though she rejected suggestions by Republican senators that race could affect her rulings.

‘I’ve experienced life in perhaps a different way than some of my colleagues because of who I am,’ Jackson said.

Three Republican senators joined Biden’s fellow Democrats in voting to confirm Jackson.

Jackson would become the sixth woman ever to serve on the Supreme Court, joining current members Amy Coney Barrett, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, the retired Sandra Day O’Connor and the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

‘PROFESSIONAL VAGABOND’

Biden has sought to bring more women and minorities and a broader range of backgrounds to a federal judiciary dominated by jurists who had been corporate lawyers or prosecutors.

Jackson was raised in Miami and attended Harvard University, where she once shared a scene in a drama class with future Hollywood star Matt Damon, before graduating from Harvard Law School in 1996.

Jackson in 2017 described herself as a ‘professional vagabond’ earlier in her legal career, moving from job to job as she sought a work-life balance while raising a family. She and husband Patrick Jackson, a surgeon, have two daughters.

She worked from 2005 to 2007 as a court-appointed lawyer paid by the government to represent criminal defendants who could not afford counsel. Among her clients was Khi Ali Gul, an Afghan detainee at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The United States sent him back to Afghanistan in 2014 when she was no longer involved in the case.

Jackson worked from 2002 to 2004 for Kenneth Feinberg, the lawyer known for overseeing compensation programs including one for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.

She also had two separate stints at the U.S. Sentencing Commission, which issues guidance to judges on criminal sentencing, including a four year stint starting in 2010 as the Senate-confirmed vice chair.

Jackson in 2020 paid tribute to Breyer during a virtual conference in which they both participated, saying he ‘opened doors of opportunities’ not just through his judicial decisions but also by hiring a diverse group of law clerks.

‘As a descendant of slaves,’ Jackson added, ‘let me just say that, Justice (Breyer), your thoughtfulness in that regard has made a world of difference.’Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is married to a Washington D.C. surgeon and has two kids

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is married to a Washington D.C. surgeon and has two kids

FAMILY MATTERS 

Jackson has personal experience with the federal system.

Her distant uncle, Thomas Brown Jr., was serving a life sentence in Florida for a nonviolent drug crime. He wrote to her asking for help with his case.

He was sentenced to life under a ‘three strikes’ law. After a referral from Jackson, the powerhouse law firm Wilmer Hale took his case pro bono, and President Barack Obama years later commuted his sentence. 

When Obama appointed her to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, she helped rewrite guidelines to reduce recommended penalties for drug-related offenses.

Jackson was born in Washington, D.C., to two public school teachers, who moved her family to the Miami area when she was a child. 

Her parents, she said, named her ‘Ketanji Onyika’ to express pride in their African ancestry. Her father would later become an attorney with the Miami-Dade County School Board and her mother a principal at a public magnet school.

She and her husband, Patrick Jackson, a surgeon at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, have two daughters.

She is related by marriage to former House Speaker Paul Ryan. Jackson’s husband is the twin brother of Ryan’s brother-in-law.

‘Janna and I are incredibly happy for Ketanji and her entire family,’ Ryan tweeted on Friday. ‘Our politics may differ, but my praise for Ketanji’s intellect, for her character, and for her integrity, is unequivocal.’ 

Love Really Is The Motivation.

Love is a big part of what motivates me it really is. That’s why I do what I’m doing. But I can’t ride with you on this issue that’s where the disconnect comes in. I have to follow God’s word on this. I fear and choose to please him above all else. With that being said I can see the disconnect in your eyes you want to be somewhere else.

 

But where? And I don’t believe you are really comfortable supporting these things. I expose and speak out against what I speak out against because I have a deeper understanding of how dangerous it is. And how costly it’s going to be for practicing and promoting it. And I can’t stop because I know what’s at stake. I honestly wish you were all the way on board.

 

You would be such a force for good. Because not only are you beautiful, but intelligent, kind, successful, influential, and powerful, and you love yours. And if you were completely committed to God he would open your mind and your eyes and you would see as he does and as I do. And you would understand that love is my real motivation and not hate. Were only commanded to hate evil and not people. Psalms 97:10, Romans 12:9… And yea, it really is.

Send Me Some Type Of Clue Worded In A Way That’s Applicable To How It Was Done So I Know It’s Legitimate.

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