Today is June 9 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 – Arrests, lifetime ban after Mexico fans target Team USA at game in Denver
Fox News reports: Denver police have identified the fan suspected of hurling a canned beverage at 18-year-old U.S. soccer prodigy Gio Reyna, injuring him at the end of the CONCACAF Nations League final against Mexico at Empower Field at Mile High over the weekend.
They gave his name as Pablo Ibarra Fuentes, 30. The incident sparked condemnations from around the sporting world, and video replays show a jarring impact that left Reyna staggering.
Officials said they banned Fuentes banned from the stadium, which is also the home of the Denver Broncos, for life.
Max Bretos, a sports journalist and the announcer for Los Angeles FC, was at the match, several rows behind the fan who hurled a can that blindsided Reyna in the temple and sent him reeling. In the heat of the moment, and witnessing from a distance, he tweeted that he believed a “full Coca Cola” had been launched at Reyna’s skull. But in a phone interview Tuesday, after reviewing different angles of the incident, he said he now believed it was a full beer can hurled from 20 yards out.
Gio Reyna was hit by debris thrown by a fan as the USMNT was celebrating a goal.pic.twitter.com/NW9NdE4VUy
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) June 7, 2021
I am right in the corner where USMNT celebrated, disgusting what just happened. Some people should spend night in jail tonight, or longer. Gio Reyna got smashed in the temple with a full Coca Cola. pic.twitter.com/nI2qUERGZf
— Maximiliano Bretos (@MaxBretosSports) June 7, 2021
DML: Appalling! Ban not good enough. Should be jailed!
2 – Alyssa Milano says she could ‘potentially run’ for House in 2024
The Hill reports: Actor-turned-activist Alyssa Milano may seek to transition from Hollywood to the House, saying she’s “considering” a congressional run in 2024.
“I’m looking at California’s 4th District to potentially run against [Rep. Tom] McClintock (R),” Milano told ITK on Tuesday.
“I split my time between Truckee, Calif., and Bell Canyon, Calif., and the Republicans have basically had a strong arm there in the 4th District,” the former “Insatiable” star said.
McClintock won reelection last year with 56 percent of the vote. Then-President Trump beat President Biden in the district by nine points.
“I would love to maybe consider flipping that seat blue,” Milano said.
SCOOP: @Alyssa_Milano tells me she’s eyeing a 2024 House bid against @RepMcClintock: “It’s going to take someone with, I think, name recognition and deep pockets to be able to run against McClintock, and so I’m considering it.”https://t.co/E6B6J1VCoW
— Judy Kurtz (@JudyKurtz) June 8, 2021
Congressman McClintock was one of the 63 republicans to oppose Asian Hate Crimes bill.
This is my Congressman.
Should I run against him?
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 20, 2021
DML: What a joke!
3 – Ocasio-Cortez: Biden’s Immigration Policy ‘Inhumane’ – Warning People Not to Come Seems Like ‘Precursor’ to ‘Violence’ Against Immigrants
Breitbart reports: On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) stated that “the Biden administration’s immigration policy writ large is not working. It’s wrong, and it’s inhumane.”
And that Vice President Kamala Harris’ warning to migrants that they shouldn’t come seems like a precursor to “saying that we are going to allege that you are coming to this country illegally, when seeking asylum on our border is, in fact, legal, and use that to pre-date any violence that we are willing to inflict on immigrants as a deterrent.”
Ocasio-Cortez said, “I think the issue here, and first of all, I think this is not just about the vice president. This is about the Biden administration’s immigration policy writ large is not working. It’s wrong, and it’s inhumane. It’s rooted — and he inherited it. But frankly, this was also a problem not just inherited by Donald Trump, but inherited by Barack Obama, all the way back to the creation of DHS and ICE under George Bush.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls Joe Biden’s immigration policies “inhumane” pic.twitter.com/KFoNkhz6XM
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 9, 2021
It would be helpful if the US would finally acknowledge its contributions to destabilization and regime change in the region.
Doing so can help us change US foreign policy, trade policy, climate policy, & carceral border policy to address causes of mass displacement & migration.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 7, 2021
DML: Progressives want completely open borders, that much is perfectly clear.
4 – ACLU Attorney: ‘Absolutely Fair’ for Trans ‘Women’ to Compete with Girls
Breitbart reports: In a discussion with Yahoo Finance, a man living as a woman and a woman who is living as a man said it is fair for transgender ‘women’ to compete against biological women and that claims otherwise are “overblown.”
“The idea of trans dominance is completely overblown,” Chase Strangio, who starting living as a man in college, said. “It’s a myth.”
Strangio, who is an attorney with the left-wing American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), called the wave of state legislation to try to protect female athletes in high school and college from unfair transgender competition “discrimination.”
When asked about Lauren Hubbard, a transgender “woman” and weightlifter from Australia who hopes to compete in the Summer Olympics in Japan, Strangio said the laws of the transgender sport in 10 states make it harder for a trans fourth grader to play sports than a trans-Olympian.
Strangio called the sports legislation and other bills to preserve single-sex spaces like restrooms and locker rooms “a sweeping set of attacks.”
“It’s absolutely fair to have trans women and girls competing in every level of sport — which we have had for decades,” @ACLU Deputy Dir. for Transgender Justice @chasestrangio says with Writer & Activist @RaquelWillis_. “The idea of trans dominance is completely overblown.” pic.twitter.com/aVSfqGQCSF
— Yahoo Finance (@YahooFinance) June 8, 2021
DML: Does anyone have any common sense anymore?
5 – Teacher at posh NJ prep school quits over critical race theory
The New York Post reports: An English teacher has resigned from a top New Jersey prep school that is using critical race theory to create a “hostile culture of conformity and fear” — causing white and male students to believe they are “oppressors,” she said.
Dana Stangel-Plowe accused the Dwight-Englewood School in Bergen County of forcing students and faculty to embrace a single set of beliefs, choking off free-speech in the process.
“The school’s ideology requires students to see themselves not as individuals, but as representatives of a group, forcing them to adopt the status of privilege or victimhood,” Stangel-Plowe wrote in her letter to school brass.
“As a result, students arrive in my classroom accepting this theory as fact: People born with less melanin in their skin are oppressors, and people born with more melanin in their skin are oppressed. Men are oppressors, women are oppressed, and so on,” she continued.
DML: We need more teachers like this to speak out!
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