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Meet Patrick Douglas Scruggs | Department Of Justice Prosecutor Who Persecuted Peaceful January 6th Defendants | Accused Of Continuing To Terrorize Americans As He Stabbed Fellow Motorists
Howard Frankland stabbing suspect is former federal prosecutor | Tampa Bay Times
A man accused of stabbing another motorist after a crash on the Howard Frankland Bridge on Tuesday is a former assistant U.S. attorney who spent about a decade at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa.
Patrick Douglas Scruggs, 38, of Tampa, worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office from September 2012 until April of this year, according to his LinkedIn page. His time there included appearing on behalf of the federal government during hearings for Florida residents accused of taking part in the riots at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump on Jan. 6, 2021.
In May, he joined Barnes and Thornburg, an Atlanta-based private law firm, as an “of counsel” attorney, the page says. The page describes Scruggs as “a seasoned litigator and investigator with experience in various practice areas of criminal law.”
Now Scruggs faces his own legal trouble stemming from a bizarre chain of events that unfolded on the Howard Frankland as rush hour was winding down on Tuesday morning.
According to a news release issued Tuesday by the Florida Highway Patrol, a 40-year-old Tampa man was driving a sedan south on Interstate 275 when he and his 43-year-old wife noticed a vehicle that was stopped in the travel lanes of the bridge shortly before 9:24 a.m. The 35-year-old driver, also of Tampa, was slumped over inside his sedan, troopers said, so the couple pulled over in front of the car to help.
The 40-year-old man was unable to get inside the other sedan, so he walked back to his car to get something that could break the window. While he was doing that, the 35-year-old man woke up and accelerated forward, crashing into the couple’s sedan. He shifted into reverse and then tried to get around the couple’s sedan, according to troopers, but at that point, he struck Scruggs’ sedan as he was driving by the scene.
Scruggs pulled over, got out and walked up to the driver of the vehicle that hit his car. According to the Highway Patrol, Scruggs broke a window and started stabbing the 35-year-old man with a pocketknife.
The couple returned to the vehicle to help the man being stabbed, but Scruggs then tried to stab them and they fled, troopers said. . . .
Days after the riots at the U.S. Capital in 2021, Scruggs appeared on behalf of the U.S. Attorney’s Office during the bond hearing of Adam Johnson, the Parrish man who became one of the most prominent symbols of the riots that engulfed the U.S. Capitol when he was photographed carrying a lectern from the House of Representatives. Scruggs asked U.S. Magistrate Judge Christopher Tuite to order certain restrictions while Johnson was on release, including drug testing, the surrender of his passport and a nightly curfew.
“This is a serious case,” Scruggs told the judge. “Everyone involved in the storming of the Capitol last week needs to be held accountable for their actions, including Mr. Johnson.”
Another judge in 2022 sentenced Johnson to 75 days in jail.
Meet the guy who prosecuted me in Tampa for walking in a building on January 6th.
My crimes were so egregious that he demanded I wear an ankle monitor, be drugged tested at random, surrender my passports, be restricted to middle district of Florida, and given a nightly curfew.…
— The Lectern Guy🇺🇸 (@lecternleader) September 27, 2023
Retiring Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley Is Hitting The Media Circuit As He Retires | Victor David Hansen
Retiring Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley is hitting the media circuit as he retires. How odd of him to warn about all the unconstitutional measures that Donald Trump threatened to enact that supposedly justified the illegal or unethical acts that his opponents in the military and intelligence community actually did.
Or to put it another way, Biden’s abject corruption, his chronic lying, his unapologetic racial condescension, his utter destruction of the border, and his dementia still would not justify Milley’s replacement to call his communist Chinese counterpart to warn him that Biden was cognitively inert and dangerous, or to order theater commanders to ignore Biden-routed orders and instead report directly to him.
Nor would Biden’s pathologies justify a dozen or so retired 4-stars to violate the Uniform Code of Military Justice by publicly blasting Biden a liar, a Mussolini, and to be gone the sooner the better.
Nor would Biden’s failed and dangerous presidency warrant a former Pentagon lawyer to publish a warning that he needed to be removed by a possible military coup. Nor would Biden’s dangers to the republic justify 51 former “Intelligence authorities” to issue a lying affidavit to warp an upcoming presidential debate and election.
So Mark Milley ends as he begins—without a clue that he and others set precedents that if followed with future controversial presidents would soon destroy the republic.
Retiring Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley is hitting the media circuit as he retires. How odd of him to warn about all the unconstitutional measures that Donald Trump threatened to enact that supposedly justified the illegal or unethical acts that his opponents in…
— Victor Davis Hanson (@VDHanson) September 27, 2023
Despite life-threatening side effects exposed by Judicial Watch more than a decade ago the government keeps pushing a dangerous cervical and genital cancer vaccine for children and two recent legal cases help illustrate the ongoing risks. The vaccine is called Gardasil and in the last ten years Judicial Watch has uncovered troves of government records documenting its harmful side effects. The vaccine was scandalously fast-tracked by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and was ardently promoted by the Obama administration as a miracle shot that can prevent certain strains of cervical and genital cancer caused by the sexually transmitted Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Instead, it’s been linked to thousands of serious side effects, according to the government’s own daunting statistics. This includes thousands of cases of paralysis, convulsions, blindness, and dozens of deaths. Back in 2008, after receiving the first disturbing batch of records from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Judicial Watch published a special report detailing Gardasil’s approval process, side effects, safety concerns and marketing practices. Undoubtedly, it illustrates a large-scale public health experiment.
This is especially relevant today because the government refuses to make public adverse events caused by the heavily promoted COVID-19 vaccines, though reports of negative side effects have surfaced here and there. In August, Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the records, but the agency has refused to provide the information and a few days ago Judicial Watch sued HHS in federal court for the documents, which should be public. Judicial Watch specifically requests all emails sent to and from members of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee regarding adverse events, deaths and/or injuries caused by investigatory vaccines for the prevention or treatment of SARS-CoV-2 and/or COVID-19 currently produced by Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna and/or Johnson & Johnson. The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee “reviews and evaluates data concerning the safety, effectiveness, and appropriate use of vaccines and related biological products which are intended for use in the prevention, treatment, or diagnosis of human diseases, and, as required, any other products for which the Food and Drug Administration has regulatory responsibility.”
If the Gardasil case is any indication, the government cannot be trusted. The vaccine, which is manufactured by pharmaceutical giant Merck, continues to be recommended by the CDC
for all boys and girls at ages 11-12 to protect against HPV-related infections and cancers. “There is one licensed HPV vaccine available in the United States [Gardasil],” the CDC writes, in its recommendation, which states that HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Infections are so common, according to the CDC, that nearly all men and women will become infected, though “most infections are asymptomatic and become undetectable.” The agency adds that for the HPV vaccine to be most effective the series should begin prior to exposure. Under Obama, the shot was recommended for kids starting at age nine. The administration gave dozens of state and municipal health agencies tens of millions of dollars to boost the number of adolescents that get Gardasil. The campaign included targeting low-income and ethnic minority populations that receive “culturally sensitive” intervention in a variety of languages, including Spanish, Mandarin, Armenian and Korean. Nevertheless, years ago Judicial Watch obtained records from HHS revealing that its National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) awarded nearly $6 million to dozens of victims in claims made against the very HPV vaccine it keeps pushing on children.
This month a pair of lawsuits filed against Merck in Georgia claim two healthy teenagers developed autoimmune disorders and other serious symptoms after receiving Gardasil. In the first complaint a 19-year-old woman claims that within a few days of getting the Gardasil vaccine at the age of 14, she sustained serious and debilitating injuries, including but not limited to autonomic, neurological and heterogenous autoimmune injuries. She dropped out of school and developed a rash and panic attacks, felt weak, had vision problems, and felt as if she was sedated. In the second complaint the parents of another girl claim their daughter experienced severe physical and mental responses after receiving the shot as a 13-year-old. That girl had persistent nausea and fatigue within weeks of getting the shot and was eventually diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder by a specialist at a renowned medical clinic.
The post More Debilitating Side Effects after Teens Get Government-Backed HPV Vaccine appeared first on Judicial Watch.
Musk Says COVID Shot ‘Almost Sent Me to Hospital,’ Says He’d Go to Prison Before Firing Workers for Refusing Jab | Epoch Times | Video: 1 Minute 33 Seconds
Elon Musk said he’d rather go to prison than fire employees for refusing the COVID-19 shot while revealing he was nearly hospitalized after getting the vaccine.
Elon Musk on Tuesday revealed that he took multiple COVID-19 vaccines so that he could travel during the period of intense pandemic restrictions and that after taking his third shot, he nearly ended up hospitalized.
“When you look at the Russia Collusion, when you look at the Steele Dossier, when you look at all the bullshit they tried to throw at him (Trump), that we now know is bullshit, not just bullshit, but coordinated bullshit, when you look at the fact that they supressed this Hunter Biden laptop story and that 51 intelligence agency representatives signed off on that to say this was Russian disinformation which we know they know is not true. That’s scary. Because now you have the intelligence agencies colluding to keep a guy (Trump) from being president who was president while the country was thriving. . . . he (Trump) would get my vote before Biden.”
Despite Biden’s Claim, Europeans WEREN’T Trying To Oust Ukraine Prosecutor Targeting Hunter’s Firm | Miranda Devine | New York Post
The European Commission praised Ukraine’s Prosecutor-General Viktor Shokin for his efforts to fight corruption in a December 2015 progress report published nine days after then-VP Joe Biden demanded his ouster.
The report flies in the face of Biden’s claims that the European Union joined his demands that Shokin be removed for being corrupt and obstructing anti-corruption reforms.
In fact, the Dec. 18, 2015, progress report, obtained by the New York Post, says that the European Union was satisfied that Ukraine had achieved “noteworthy” progress, including in “preventing and fighting corruption,” and thus was eligible for visa-free travel in Europe.
The European Commission noted that Shokin had just appointed the head of a specialized anti-corruption prosecution office, which it described as “an indispensable component of an effective and independent institutional framework for combating high-level corruption.”
The new office would help the newly established National Anti-Corruption Bureau combat corruption, the report noted, and urged Ukrainian leadership to ensure that both bodies were “fully operational” by the first quarter of 2016.
But Shokin was gone by March 29, 2016, forced out by Biden’s threats to then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that he would withhold $1 billion in US aid unless the prosecutor general was fired.
For some time now, Texans have been asking, “Who runs the Texas House?” They point to a GOP-dominated chamber that nonetheless fails to deliver on key conservative reforms. They express frustration that of those that get passed, many are watered down, while others take an unnecessarily long time to get across the finish line.
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Meet 12yo Jaiden who was kicked out of class yesterday in Colorado Springs for having a Gadsden flag patch, which the school claims has “origins with slavery.”
The school’s director said via email that the patch was “disruptive to the classroom environment.”
Receipts in the 🧵 pic.twitter.com/qQ8jK1zSpR
— Connor Boyack 📚 (@cboyack) August 29, 2023