Today is July 28 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch. Below are my opinions on the stories grabbing headlines this morning. I hope you share this briefing as doing so will make you the smartest person in the room, in my opinion. And don’t forget to download the free DML App from the Google Play or Apple App Store to remain connected to me throughout the day.
1-Miami man buys exotic sports car with PPP funds
A Miami man is accused of spending part of his Paycheck Protection Program loan on a 2020 Lamborghini Huracan, according to reports.
The Department of Justice accused David T. Hines, 29, of seeking $13.5 million in loans by writing fraudulent loan applications under the guise of several companies, Fox 9 reported. Authorities said he dropped $318,000 on the Italian sports car and had $3.4 million in bank accounts.
The New York Times reported that Hines claimed that he operated four companies with dozens of employees with about $4 million in monthly expenses. The Times reported, citing authorities, that he pulled in three payments of $3.9 million. Hines was charged with bank fraud, making false statements to a financial institution and engaging in transactions in unlawful proceeds, authorities said.
DML: This program was a disaster from the get go, but to be honest it should have never been launched because we should have never been shut down as a country.
2- How Regis died
Iconic television personality Regis Philbin’s cause of death has been revealed. In a statement to Fox News on Monday, the Chief Medical Examiner Office in Connecticut said: “He died of heart disease (natural).”
Philbin’s family previously confirmed to Fox News that he passed away from “natural causes.” He was 88.
DML: Shocking that it’s not being marked as a COVID related death. Either way, may this man’s spirit carry on.
3. Portland protestors, Wall of Moms sue Trump administration over use of tear gas, rubber bullets
USA Today reports: Days after a legal effort by the state of Oregon failed, protesters sued the Trump administration Monday to rein in what they describe as an out-of-control response by federal agents to demonstrations in Portland.
The nonprofit Protect Democracy filed the lawsuit in federal court in Washington, D.C., on behalf of several individual protesters as well as the anti-racist organization Don’t Shoot Portland and Wall of Moms, a group of mothers who have sought to insert themselves between protesters and police despite being blasted with tear gas.
The complaint argues that while federal law allows federal officials to protect federal property, the heavily militarized agents who have responded in Portland have gone far beyond simply protecting property. Instead, it said, they have repeatedly fired tear gas, rubber bullets and flash-bang grenades at the crowds in an effort to quell the protests in violation of the Constitution.
Don’t Shoot Portland and Wall of Moms are suing the Trump administration to stop federal agents from using tear gas, rubber bullets and flash-bang grenades against peaceful protesters. Full complaint: https://t.co/bnfEwuqhFJ pic.twitter.com/mYZRjiehOk
— Megan Mineiro (@MMineiro_CNS) July 27, 2020
The “protesters” are actually anarchists who hate our Country. The line of innocent “mothers” were a scam that Lamestream refuses to acknowledge, just like they don’t report the violence of these demonstrations! https://t.co/A0IBAzqVoT
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2020
Start of day 61, the moms are still out here pic.twitter.com/MnmT18pyl4
— Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) July 28, 2020
DML: Lock ’em all up!
4. US won’t expel migrant children detained in Texas hotel
Fox News reports: Immigrant children being detained in a Texas hotel are getting a reprieve from being deported and will be given a chance to stay in the U.S.
The Trump administration, through an emergency declaration issued on Monday, has agreed not to remove a group of immigrant children it detained citing the coronavirus and will instead allow them to seek to remain in the U.S.
This comes after the Associated Press first reported on the U.S. government’s secretive practice of detaining unaccompanied children in hotels before rapidly deporting them during the virus pandemic.
The U.S. had detained children nearly 200 times over two months in three Hampton Inn & Suites hotels in Arizona and two Texas border cities, according to data obtained by the AP. The agreement only covers 17 people known to have been detained as of Thursday at the Hampton Inn in McAllen.
Legal advocacy groups have sued the U.S. government to try to stop the expulsion of children believed to be detained in Arizona and Texas hotel rooms by the Trump administration under an emergency declaration citing the novel coronavirus. https://t.co/MxnpeChQ6m
— USA TODAY Travel (@usatodaytravel) July 27, 2020
DML: Where’s the backbone? #MassDeportation
5. Florida gym owner arrested after complaint about mask policy
WFLA reports: A Florida gym owner is speaking out after he was arrested for not forcing members to wear masks during workouts. Michael Carnevale, owner of Fitness 1440 in Plantation, spoke to WPLG just before his arrest Monday.
“If this whole thing is really about health, this is where we are getting into some murky waters here because I don’t see how I can make my patrons wear a mask while on a treadmill, or while they are exercising,” Carnevale said.
Broward County has issued a mandatory mask police “regardless of whether social distancing can be maintained” for “all persons in any establishment.”
DML: I fully expect Governor DeSantis to step in and exonerate this man.
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