Officials: Southern Decadence Could Be Monkeypox Superspreader + More News

Health officials fear this year's Southern Decadence event in New Orleans - which draws between 100,00 and 300,000 participants - could become a monkeypox superspreader event.
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Louisiana Illuminator: Southern Decadence, advertised as the largest LGBTQ+ festival held annually in the Deep South, is scheduled for Labor Day weekend (Sept. 1-5) in New Orleans. It typically attracts 100,000 to 300,000 participants. Health officials fear it could become a monkeypox superspreader event. Continue reading “Officials: Southern Decadence Could Be Monkeypox Superspreader + More News”

Capitol Rioter Sentenced To 87 Months In Prison

Guy Reffitt, convicted of five felony offenses - including obstruction of Congress as it met to certify the 2020 election result, interfering with police and carrying a firearm to a riot - has been sentenced to 87 months in prison.
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Guy Reffitt, convicted of five felony offenses – including obstruction of Congress as it met to certify the 2020 election result, interfering with police and carrying a firearm to a riot – has been sentenced to 87 months in prison.

Following the deadly riots on January 6 at the U.S. Capitol building, Reffitt (a member of the far-right Three Percenters) threatened his teenage son and daughter. “If you turn me in, you’re a traitor, and traitors get shot,” his son testified at the trial. Continue reading “Capitol Rioter Sentenced To 87 Months In Prison”

Witness: Trump Tried To Grab Steering Wheel To Head To Capitol Riots

A former White House aide testified today that Donald Trump demanded to be taken to the U.S. Capitol building after the rally on January 6. When told no, he reportedly reached for the steering wheel and also tried to grab a Secret Service member's throat.

Whoa. Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to Mark Meadows, then-Chief of Staff to Donald Trump, testified today that Trump demanded to be taken to Capitol after the January 6 rally. When he was told no, that there weren’t enough assets to ensure Trump’s safety, he reportedly had a “very strong, very angry response.” Continue reading “Witness: Trump Tried To Grab Steering Wheel To Head To Capitol Riots”