Today is June 27 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. NYPD precinct commander who quit in protest over attempts to ‘vilify’ cops amid the nationwide protests is given a hero’s send-off by his colleagues
The Daily Mail reports: An NYPD precinct commander was given a hero’s send-off by colleagues on Friday after he retired in protest over sweeping police reforms across New York.
Deputy Inspector Richard Brea, who commanded the Bronx 46th Precinct, was treated to an NYPD helicopter fly by, police bagpipers and a ride in a vintage cop car during his farewell ceremony Friday afternoon.
The veteran cop blasted politicians in a speech at the event saying they ‘want to blame and vilify’ officers, amid nationwide protests demanding an end to police brutality and systemic racism following the Memorial Day ‘murder’ of black man George Floyd at the hands of a white cop.
Brea announced he was standing down from the force this week saying he could no longer lead officers in the wake of reforms across New York City and the wider state including a ban on chokeholds and making police disciplinary records public.
After almost 30 years of service, former 33rd Precinct Commanding Officer, Deputy Inspector Richard Brea signed out for the last time! Thank you sir for your life long commitment and dedication to the #NYPD and citizens of #NYC! You will surely be missed.
FIDELIS AD MORTEM pic.twitter.com/ZCsG60bl4S
— NYPD 33rd Precinct (@NYPD33Pct) June 27, 2020
DML: He is a real hero, but the bigger story here is the meltdown of cities that are subjecting citizens to crime at viciously bad rates without police response. What cop wants to put him or herself in harm’s way, to only be lashed out at. I can’t believe this is happening.
2. Judge: US must free migrant children from family detention
The Associated Press reports: A federal judge on Friday ordered the release of children held with their parents in U.S. immigration jails and denounced the Trump administration’s prolonged detention of families during the coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee’s order applies to children held for more than 20 days at three family detention centers in Texas and Pennsylvania operated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Some have been detained since last year.
Citing the recent spread of the virus in two of the three facilities, Gee set a deadline of July 17 for children to either be released with their parents or sent to family sponsors.
U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee just ordered ICE to release from custody all children detained at its three family detention centers in Texas and Pennsylvania by July 17. Earlier @AP story on coronavirus at Dilley:https://t.co/nKckpl5LRe
— Nomaan Merchant (@NomaanMerchant) June 26, 2020
DML: If you were to turn everything in your normal life upside down and then light your own house on fire then you’d be right in line with our courts and elected officials.
3. NJ City Officials Charged After 1 In 5 Mail-In Ballots Found To Be Fraudulent In Election
The Daily Caller reports: New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal filed voter fraud charges Thursday against two Paterson city officials who allegedly engaged in a mail-in ballot scheme in connection to a special election in May.
Grewal leveled the charges against Paterson City Councilman Michael Jackson, Councilman-Elect Alex Mendez, and two other men after the Postal Inspection Service warned Grewal’s office that hundreds of mail-in ballots were found in a Paterson mailbox, InsiderNJ reported Thursday.
Only 13,557 of the 16,747 vote-by-mail ballots in Paterson were counted, a local NBC affiliate in New York reported in May. More than 800 ballots in Paterson were invalidated for appearing in mailboxes tethered together. One mailbox reportedly had hundreds of ballots tied together. The board of elections disqualified another 2,300 ballots after concluding that the signatures did not match voting records.
Nah, mail-in ballots aren’t at all susceptible to fraud. https://t.co/jp4Eyl3FM7
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) June 26, 2020
DML: Election Day will be the most dangerous day here in the USA in modern history.
4. Seattle police charge out of precinct in riot gear after protesters attack building
Fox News reports: A police precinct in Seattle was attacked Friday night as violent clashes continued there and in Portland, Ore., more than a month after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Rioters were seen smashing a window at the entrance to the city’s West Precinct, prompting a group of officers in riot gear to charge out of the building and chase the crowd away, video posted on social media by local station KOMO-TV showed.
No officers were reported injured in the confrontation, according to KOMO.
JUST IN: Tense moments outside Seattle PD’s West Precinct tonight, where mob of angry protesters broke one of the precinct’s windows with a rock. Our cameras were rolling as several officers rushed out of the precinct as protesters converged on the entrance. No officers hurt. pic.twitter.com/GJxnmph3ZV
— Preston Phillips (@PrestonTVNews) June 27, 2020
DML: Arrest everyone!!!!!! How many times must normal people say the same thing until these idiot politicians let cops do the right thing.
5. Leaders Re-examine U.S. Reopenings as Coronavirus Cases Hit Another Record
The New York Times reports: As coronavirus cases surge across much of the United States, leaders are urgently rethinking their strategies to curb the spread, which the nation’s top infectious disease expert said on Friday were “not working.”
For the first time, some governors are backtracking on reopening their states, issuing new restrictions for parts of the economy that had resumed.
Leaders in Texas and Florida abruptly set new restrictions on bars, a reversal that appeared unthinkable just days ago. And Gov. Gavin Newsom of California told rural Imperial County, where hospitals have been overwhelmed with patients, that it must reinstate a stay-at-home order, the most restrictive of requirements.
More than 45,000 new cases were reported on Friday in the United States, according to a New York Times database.
DML: Florida, Texas, Arizona and California see spikes. Gee, it’s by no crazy chance that these states get infiltrated by border crossers each day?
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