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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Slapped With Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

A lawsuit has been filed by Judicial Watch for the Daily Caller and one of its reporters.

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When an elected government tramples the citizens’ rights, the courts have the power to reign them in. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is about to learn that the hard way—a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch for the Daily Caller and one of its reporters Thomas Catenacci whose request for an interview was ignored because of the color of his skin. Mayor Lori Lightfoot sued

To celebrate reaching the halfway point in her term as mayor, Lori Lightfoots office informed multiple reporters that she would grant one-on-one interviews but “only to Black or Brown journalists.

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Per the Judicial Watch announcement:

Daily Caller News Foundation reporter Thomas Catenacci, a white male, emailed Mayor Lightfoots office requesting a one-on-one interview with the Mayor. The office never replied to the request or to two additional follow-up emails from Catenacci.

In response, we filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Daily Caller News Foundation and Catenacci against the mayor for violating their First Amendment Rights and Catenaccis right to equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment (Catenacci et al. v Lightfoot (No. 1:21-cv-02852)).

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Our suit alleges that Mayor Lightfoot purposefully discriminated against Catenacci, “because of his race by stating that she would only grant interview requests from journalists of color’….”

“Preventing journalists from doing our jobs in such a blatantly discriminatory way is wrong and does a disservice to our readers who come from all backgrounds,” said Daily Caller reporter Thomas Catenacci. “Every journalist and every person who consumes the news should be concerned by Mayor Lightfoots actions. This affects everyone. I look forward to holding the mayor accountable.”

Certain activists on the left — all the way up to the White House, by the look of it — think they have unchecked power to push any agenda they want because the people who could tell them ‘no’ are aligned with them.

They hold the balance of political power. They hold the media and Silicon Valley in their pockets. Academia backs them up with Critical Race Theory. Armies of street activists (some of whom are recruited on Craigslist and paid by the hour) are called on to whip up excitement for the cause.

Should it really surprise us when someone like Chicago’s Mayor, Lori Lightfoot, declares that she’s making a racial requirement for anyone seeking an interview with her? In the lingo of her party’s culture, this is the logical next step, a sort of ‘virtuous racism’ intended to counter the false claims of institutional racism they have been declaring America guilty of.

Unfortunately for Lori Lightfoot, there are laws against that sort of discrimination. Yes, even when that discrimination targets a white guy.

Judicial Watch head Tom Fitton and Reporter Thomas Catenacci appeared on Fox to discuss the case. Here’s the video of their appearance:

 

Parts of this Post were first seen at Clash Daily.

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MUST SEE: Brave Alaskan Helps Baby Moose Navigate Highway Barrier

Normally, stories about moose on the highway don’t end this well.

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Alaska is a state like no other.  It’s still a veritably untamed place, where the weather and the wildlife are both out to get you. It takes a special kind of person to hack it in America’s last frontier.  A simple run to the grocery store can be hazardous in some conditions, and just taking the garbage out at night may find you face-to-face with hundreds of pounds of brown bear. But ask any Alaskan what they hope to avoid the most, and many will tell you it’s the moose that you have to worry about. These creatures are simply enormous, and they have just enough of an attitude to be more than a nuisance when confronted.  Combine that with the fact that plenty of Alaskans are killed each year after automotive collisions with these gargantuan animals, and you have a real recipe for trouble. This week, however, a different sort of moose story made headlines, and with some adorable photos to show for it. Last week, pictures of a man in Alaska lifting a moose calf over a highway guardrail were posted on Facebook. According to Andrea N Salty Bock, who posted the pictures on Facebook, the calf and its mother were near Clam Gulch, on the Kenai Peninsula. The mother was apparently trying to get her baby to go over the guardrail, but it was too tall for the calf. “Traffic stopped to give her the room she needed,” the Facebook post said. “But the calf could not clear the guardrail.” The photos were captivating. Authorities, while thankful that the moose was able to continue on its way, warned that the situation was still a dangerous one, despite the size and age of this animal.

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Biden, Putin Appear Ready to Make Deal on Cyber Criminals

Well, it’s a start.

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Of all of the ways in which this latest iteration of the Cold War has manifested itself in recent years, the insidious actors of the digital dimension may very well be the most prominent here in the 21st century. Notably, the den of online thieves and troublemakers who emanate from Russia, and often choose to target individuals and businesses in America.  In the past several weeks alone, hackers with ties to Russia have crippled a gasoline pipeline on the east coast of the United States and the world’s largest meatpackers. Now, as US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin look for ways to improve the ailing relationship between their two nations, a novel idea has risen in popularity. President Joe Biden signaled an openness to swapping cybercriminals with Russia ahead of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. “Yes, I’m open to, if there’s crimes committed against Russia that, in fact, people committing those crimes are being harbored in the United States, I’m committed to holding them accountable. I was told as I was flying here that he said that. I think that’s potentially a good sign of progress,” Biden said at a post-G-7 summit press conference in the United Kingdom on Sunday. Putin had raised the possibility during an interview over the weekend. “If we agree on the extradition of criminals, then Russia will naturally do that but only if the other side, in this case, the United States, agrees to the same and will also extradite corresponding criminals to the Russian Federation,” Putin said according to Russian news agency TASS. Of course, given that Russia has a history of neglecting the human rights of her prisoners, there is sure to be some pushback regarding the idea of sending “innocent until proven guilty” perpetrators…

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