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Unopposed SCOTUS Decision Delivers Devastating News to BLM – Police Will Keep Qualified Immunity

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The Supreme Court has dealt two devastating blows to the aspirations of Black Lives Matter and its ilk on the left who leverage the false narrative that the thin blue line is a tool of systemic white supremacy for political gain.

Two rulings issued on Monday took the side of police officers in cases involving qualified immunity, both of which involved incidents of excessive force.

Qualified immunity is the legal doctrine that shields government officials, such as police officers, from lawsuits except in cases when they have clearly broken established law.

Eliminating these legal protections has become a prime policy target of the vehemently anti-law enforcement progressive hard left and the rhetoric surrounding last summer’s violent, destructive and divisive George Floyd riots and subsequent “defund the police” insanity.

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The high court issued unsigned orders with no dissents on Monday, stating that in neither case had the officer broken the law as established by previous rulings.

Interestingly, both cases involved suspects who were reportedly in the process of victimizing women when police showed up, according to NPR.

In the first case, officer Daniel Rivas-Villegas from Union City, California, responded to a call from a terrified 12-year-old girl who said she and her mother and sister had barricaded themselves in a room because one Ramon Cortesluna was in the process of destroying stuff in the house with a chainsaw (emphasis mine).

After another officer shot Cortesluna with bean bag rounds, Rivas-Villegas knelt on his back to retrieve him of the knife he was wielding.

Cortesluna sued — what is this world coming to, after all, when you can’t terrorize women and children without fear of getting roughed up when the cops show up to intervene?

In the second case, a woman in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, called police saying that her drunken ex-husband, Dominic Rollice, refused to leave her home. When police showed up, they confronted Rollice in the garage, where he picked up a hammer which he refused to drop when ordered by police, whom he approached with the tool raised over his head. He was shot and killed.

The Supreme Court reversed a lower court ruling that had found the officers broke the law, stating that “not one” case “comes close to establishing that the officers’ conduct was unlawful.”

Democrats pounced on the opportunity to advocate for legislation that would end qualified immunity, as they are indeed wont to favor policies that will likely lead to the further victimization of women, children and minorities.

The Democrats, under the influence of Black Lives Matter, love to canonize men like Jacob Blake, for example, who was shot by police officers sparking days of unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year.

He has been lionized by the left to the point that he’s personally met with now-Vice President Kamala Harris — and he was armed and allegedly in the process of harassing a woman he had sexually assaulted in front of their child when police initiated contact with him.

Harris said she was “proud of” him.

The notorious “Squad” voiced their support for such legislation last year, writing in support of a sweeping justice reform bill that it was necessary to eliminate qualified immunity granted that “police violence, as a weapon of structural racism, continues to have devastating and deadly consequences for Black and brown lives across our country.”

What about the lives of those who are victimized by criminals? Do their lives not matter? What about the women victimized by these reportedly belligerent men?

When it comes to living in a civil, lawful society, you simply can’t have your cake and eat it too. You cannot expect to live on streets where law and order are enforced by officers who are exhaustively trained on how to physically restrain violent criminals and not expect them to use force when they show up.

As police officers, they should absolutely be held to a high standard when they violate the law that they certainly have more understanding of than the people they’re often showing up to confront.

Yet police officers use violence to fight violence — and to put them at risk of civil suit every time they ever lay hands on a criminal with anything other than kid gloves is not only ludicrous, it’s downright dangerous.

As a woman, I don’t want to live in a society where officers can’t defend themselves or members of the public over fear of an arbitrary or frivolous lawsuit.

It’s heartening to see this lawsuit in today’s political climate, especially when you consider that “defund the police” has already proven to be politically toxic for the left.

Just like the Black Lives Matter organization itself, the movement as a whole is panning out to be far more toxic and destructive for our society than their pie-in-the-sky vision of a world in which no more prisons or police somehow can produce a perfect justice system.

Justice can’t exist unless all lives matter — and society works together with the same common goal to protect the vulnerable against those who seek to threaten and destroy life, not empower them in the name of a twisted and perverted form of “justice” like the one that’s been peddled to us for too long.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Philadelphia Train Passengers Who Stood by and Watched Alleged Rape Will Not Be Charged

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A group of passengers stood by and watched while a man allegedly raped a helpless woman on a Philadelphia train, with some even holding up their phones toward the apparent assault.

Not a single person intervened.

Now, the passengers who stood gawking during the alleged attack have learned their probable fate.

“It’s still an open investigation, but there is no expectation at this time that we will charge passengers,” Delaware County District Attorney’s office spokeswoman Margie McAboy said, according to The Associated Press.

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As a half-hearted explanation for this statement, District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer said prosecutors want witnesses to step forward themselves, rather than fearing charges against them. “Pennsylvania law does not allow for the prosecution of a passenger who may have witnessed a crime,” Stollsteimer added.

Police reports from the initial attack paint a gruesome picture.

The alleged assault happened in October of last year. Investigators say security cameras caught part of the encounter, and that the suspect ripped off the victim’s pants before raping her for six to eight minutes.

Surveillance video also shows bystanders seemingly doing nothing during the incident.

Philadelphia 911 never received a call about the attack.

Despite taking place on a train with passengers aboard, it took an observant Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority employee to finally alert police to something amiss.

Upper Darby police jumped in immediately and arrested 35-year-old Fiston Ngoy.

Ngoy, reportedly an illegal immigrant from the Congo, has been charged with rape, aggravated indecent assault and other counts.

The severity of the crimes and the fact that a transportation worker instantly knew something was wrong when he saw the situation hints that passengers should have known they needed to act.

Instead, it seems an infectious bout of apathy swept the crowd.

Requests for the footage to be released have been denied, with authorities citing the ongoing investigation.

With officials remaining tight-lipped on how much these passengers saw and knew, it’s unlikely that we will get a clear answer on the district attorney’s decision anytime soon.

Is this justice? If anything, it seems this decision will only encourage the inaction of people towards heinous crime happening in their own communities.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

A group of passengers stood by and watched while a man allegedly raped a helpless woman on a Philadelphia train, with some even holding up their phones toward the apparent assault. Not a single person intervened. Now, the passengers who stood gawking during the alleged attack have learned their probable fate. “It’s still an open investigation, but there is no expectation at this time that we will charge passengers,” Delaware County District Attorney’s office spokeswoman Margie McAboy said, according to The Associated Press. As a half-hearted explanation for this statement, District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer said prosecutors want witnesses to step forward themselves, rather than fearing charges against them. “Pennsylvania law does not allow for the prosecution of a passenger who may have witnessed a crime,” Stollsteimer added. Police reports from the initial attack paint a gruesome picture. The alleged assault happened in October of last year. Investigators say security cameras caught part of the encounter, and that the suspect ripped off the victim’s pants before raping her for six to eight minutes. Surveillance video also shows bystanders seemingly doing nothing during the incident. Philadelphia 911 never received a call about the attack. Despite taking place on a train with passengers aboard, it took an observant Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority employee to finally alert police to something amiss. Upper Darby police jumped in immediately and arrested 35-year-old Fiston Ngoy. Ngoy, reportedly an illegal immigrant from the Congo, has been charged with rape, aggravated indecent assault and other counts. Fiston Ngoy, 35, has been charged with subjecting a woman to a 9 minute rape on a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority train. Not one person came to her aid but got out their smartphones to film it. https://t.co/Sn6lxaKb6O pic.twitter.com/4chyDfBv3p — David Atherton (@DaveAtherton20) October 24, 2021 The severity of the crimes and the…

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Olympic Athlete Reveals Chilling Side Effect of COVID Booster Shot

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Professional athletes fine-tune their bodies in an effort to be the best in the world — but what happens when something goes wrong with a medical procedure?

That’s the unfortunate position Swiss sprinter and Olympian Sarah Atcho found herself in after having a severe reaction to a COVID-19 booster vaccine.

The 26-year-old who competed in the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games took to social media on Monday to share her experience with the world, giving a matter-of-fact account of a possibly life-changing event.

“Obviously as you know, I’m trying to be as transparent as I can and now is more important than ever,” she began her lengthy post.

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“On December 22 I got my booster vaccination because I didn’t want to struggle with this when the season started. I was told that it was safer to get Pfizer (even though I had Moderna the first time) to avoid cardiac side effects,” she wrote.

A recent study found that Moderna’s vaccine is four times more likely to cause heart inflammation than Pfizer’s. Sweden and Finland have both halted its use.

“On December 27 I felt a tightness in the chest and started feeling dizzy while walking up the stairs,” the young athlete continued.

“This happened a few more times until I decided to check with a cardiologist who diagnosed me with pericarditis (inflammation of the thin membrane surrounding the heart).”

Atcho went on to say she would have to take time off from activities that increased her heart rate.

“I have to admit that I am upset at the situation because we don’t talk enough about the side effects. I feel helpless since this is completely out of my control,” Atcho disclosed.

“I am glad the vaccine helped avoid many deaths and reduce the pressure on the hospitals and hospital staff however I am frustrated that myself as well as other young and healthy people are suffering from these heavy side effects,” she added.

There have been other anecdotal accounts of young athletes experiencing serious side effects such as myocarditis and pericarditis after receiving COVID-19 vaccines, but officials still insist this occurrence is rare.

Of course, it’s hard to tell, since even talking about vaccine side effects or expressing skepticism about the jab is enough to get a person de-platformed.

Dr. Robert Malone, who was instrumental in inventing the mRNA technology used in the COVID-19 vaccines, was thrown off Twitter for expressing his concerns that the vaccines may be doing more harm than good.

Regardless of whether Malone is correct or not, any treatment or procedure should be able to withstand the scrutiny that comes with speaking about its potential side effects.

Perhaps Atcho is a one-in-a-million case — who knows? But the fact that vaccine injury is a subject too taboo to discuss in public raises major red flags.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Professional athletes fine-tune their bodies in an effort to be the best in the world — but what happens when something goes wrong with a medical procedure? That’s the unfortunate position Swiss sprinter and Olympian Sarah Atcho found herself in after having a severe reaction to a COVID-19 booster vaccine. The 26-year-old who competed in the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games took to social media on Monday to share her experience with the world, giving a matter-of-fact account of a possibly life-changing event. “Obviously as you know, I’m trying to be as transparent as I can and now is more important than ever,” she began her lengthy post. “On December 22 I got my booster vaccination because I didn’t want to struggle with this when the season started. I was told that it was safer to get Pfizer (even though I had Moderna the first time) to avoid cardiac side effects,” she wrote. A recent study found that Moderna’s vaccine is four times more likely to cause heart inflammation than Pfizer’s. Sweden and Finland have both halted its use. “On December 27 I felt a tightness in the chest and started feeling dizzy while walking up the stairs,” the young athlete continued. “This happened a few more times until I decided to check with a cardiologist who diagnosed me with pericarditis (inflammation of the thin membrane surrounding the heart).” Atcho went on to say she would have to take time off from activities that increased her heart rate. “I have to admit that I am upset at the situation because we don’t talk enough about the side effects. I feel helpless since this is completely out of my control,” Atcho disclosed. “I am glad the vaccine helped avoid many deaths and reduce the pressure on the hospitals and hospital staff however I…

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