Archive for June 16th, 2022

June 16th, 2022 - 6:08 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Should Buffalo shooter be executed?

Payton Gendron, 18, who’s accused of murdering 10 people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, faces multiple state and federal charges. If he’s convicted, the only question is whether he’ll get life or death. New York no longer has a death penalty, but the feds do, and a federal [...]

June 16th, 2022 - 5:12 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

New Mexico commissioner defies court order to certify primary election

Couy Griffin, a New Mexico county commissioner, says he’ll defy a state supreme court order to certify the 2022 primary election (see story here). Griffin — a street preacher, sometime cowboy, and co-founder of a group called “Cowboys for Trump” — is a convicted Capitol[...]

June 16th, 2022 - 2:05 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Prominent anti-vax doctor who rioted at Capitol gets prison

Dr. Simone Gold (photo, left, with megaphone; and below, reading script), a prominent anti-vaxxer (see profile here) and ardent Trump supporter, told the judge at her sentencing she has “suffered significant professional consequences due to her decision to enter the Capitol during the riots,&#[...]

June 16th, 2022 - 1:35 pm § in Politics

Being stupid isn’t lying

Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) isn’t necessarily a liar. He just lacks “a fundamental understanding of how television works” (see story here). On Thursday, June 17, 2022, Steube “confidently blared on Twitter that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi allowed CNN to broadcast its Jan. 6 commit[...]

June 16th, 2022 - 1:11 pm § in Racism

What happens when a black teen drives into a white Florida neighborhood

Both of these white men have been charged with felonies. Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

June 16th, 2022 - 1:07 am § in Law and Courts, Politics

Poll shows Uvalde is changing Texas voters’ minds

Was the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting the straw that broke the camel’s back? In Congress, it may finally stir GOP senators to end their blockade of even modest gun legislation. Meanwhile, the murder of 19 elementary students by an angry youth with an AR-15 appears to be causing a discernible [...]