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2023.05.26 21:54 Moses_Horwitz Large encampment fire extinguished near I-5 interchange in Seattle
SEATTLE — Firefighters in Seattle doused a large encampment fire Friday morning that sent a large plume of smoke into the air near the I-5 and I-90 interchange.https://komonews.com/news/local/seattle-homeless-crisis-encampment-fire-interstate-5-dearborn-street-extinguished-homelessness-crime-fires-flames-smoke-housing-unhoused-people-king-county-washington#
The fire started near 10th and Dearborn Street around 9:15 a.m.
... This is near where police responded to a shooting at an encampment earlier this month, and the SWAT team raided a camp during an investigation of fentanyl distribution.
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MAY 23, 2022 (One Year Ago Today}~Congress and Pentagon seek to shore up strategic mineral stockpile dominated by China~ By Bryant HarrisCongress and Pentagon seek to shore up strategic mineral stockpile dominated by China (defensenews.com)
Sikorsky employees building CH-53K aircraft at the Stratford, Conn., production line utilize 3-D work instructions and new titanium machining centers with multi-floor ergonomic platforms. (Sikorsky photo)
WASHINGTON — Congress has repeatedly authorized multimillion-dollar sell-offs of the U.S. strategic minerals stockpile over the past several decades, but Washington’s increased anxiety over Chinese domination of resources critical to the defense industrial base has prompted lawmakers to reverse course and shore up the reserve.
The House Armed Services Committee will seek to bolster the National Defense Stockpile of rare earth minerals in the fiscal 2023 defense authorization bill, Defense News has learned. And earlier this week, the Defense Department submitted its own legislative proposal to Congress asking the committee to authorize $253.5 million in that legislation to procure additional minerals for the stockpile.
The stockpile includes valuable minerals essential to defense supply chains, such as titanium**,** tungsten and cobalt.
Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., who sits on the armed services committee, is also trying to convince the powerful defense appropriations subcommittee to provide additional funding for the National Defense Stockpile. The stockpile is managed by the Defense Logistics Agency and funded by the Treasury Department.
“Right now, the stockpile is reaching insolvency, so we can’t even operate to simply maintain salaries and maintain the stockpile,” Moulton told Defense News. “The second broad issue is that the stockpile has been reduced dramatically in size over the past several years [as] the stockpile’s been sold off.”
The stockpile was valued at nearly $42 billion in today’s dollars at its peak during the beginning of the Cold War in 1952. That value has plummeted to $888 million as of last year following decades of congressionally authorized sell-offs to private sector customers. Lawmakers anticipate the stockpile will become insolvent by FY25.
“A lot of what happened is Congress just getting greedy and finding politically convenient ways to fund programs that they weren’t willing to raise revenue for,” said Moulton.
These sell-offs have included 3,000 short tons of titanium, used in building military airframes, and 76 million pounds of tungsten ores and concentrates, used in military turbine engines and armor-piercing ammunition. They have also included more than 2 million pounds of tantalum, used in electronics, as well as 26 million pounds of cobalt and 62,881 short tons of aluminum.
“It was just ignorance on our part that we allowed that to happen,” Rep. Tim Burchett, R-Tenn., told Defense News. “I don’t see any other reason for it.”
Burchett was one of seven Republicans to sign onto Moulton’s letter to the defense appropriations subcommittee last month asking appropriators to provide an additional $264 million in funding for the stockpile for FY23.
“While these drawdowns were appropriate when the Department of Defense mainly focused on counterterrorism, the current stockpile is inadequate to meet the requirements of great power competition,” the lawmakers wrote. “The [National Defense Stockpile] is no longer capable of covering the Department of Defense’s needs for the vast majority of identified materials in the event of a supply chain disruption.”
Furthermore, China monopolizes much of the global rare earth mineral market, raising the prospect Beijing could cut off access to critical minerals in the event of a conflict with the United States.
“China in particular does a remarkably good job of hoarding these materials,” said Moulton. “China clearly has a comprehensive global strategy to corner the market on these materials and we’re behind and we’re playing catch-up.”
China has the world’s largest trove of titanium and exports a significant quantity of tungsten to the United States. The nation also dominates the mining and mineral trade in developing countries that export large quantities of critical minerals. For instance, it has a majority ownership of 70% of the cobalt mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the world’s largest supplier of the metal.
“Communist China is definitely not a friend of this country and they will continue to bleed us with this,” said Burchett. “They go into these countries and offer to subsidize something for them at a ridiculously low price.”Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., both of whom sit on the armed services committee, have also introduced legislation to create a separate reserve of strategic rare earth minerals while restricting the use of Chinese rare earth minerals in advanced defense technology.
Kelly told Defense News the additional rare earth mineral reserve would be akin to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
“If we do wind up in a conflict with a country which is where we’re getting our lithium or cobalt, for instance, or other rare earths, we could go to the strategic reserve,” Kelly told Defense News.
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm praised the idea during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Thursday while thanking Congress for including funding for rare earth minerals as part of the $40 billion Ukraine aid package the Senate passed the same day.
Congress allocated $600 million in funding in that legislation for President Joe Biden to invoke the Defense Production Act to expand access to critical minerals and expedite missile production.
Last year, Biden signed an executive order to shore up U.S. supply chains that included a directive for the Defense Department to submit a report identifying risks in the critical mineral supply chain. That built upon a 2020 executive order from former president Donald Trump authorizing grants and loan guarantees in the procurement of critical minerals.
USGS rejects push to make copper a ‘critical’ mineral By Hannah Northey 05/23/2023 04:25 PM EDTUSGS rejects push to make copper a 'critical' mineral - E&E News (eenews.net)
The U.S. Geological Survey is rebuffing bipartisan calls from lawmakers to add copper to its list of critical minerals, a classification that’s catapulted in importance as the nation races to compete with China on development of renewable energy technology and boost electric vehicle adoption.
David Applegate, who directs the USGS, told Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.) in an April 13 letter and Republican Rep. Bob Latta of Ohio on May 1 that vulnerabilities in the nation’s copper supplies are reduced by domestic resources, trade deals and other supplies.
“While copper is clearly an essential mineral commodity, its supply chain vulnerabilities are mitigated by domestic capacity, trade with reliable partners, and significant secondary capacity,” Applegate wrote in the letters. “As a result, the USGS does not believe that the available information on copper supply and demand justifies an out-of-cycle addition to the list at this time.”
Copper rods used to machine parts are stacked on a shelf at Makerite Manufacturing in Roscoe, Ill., in 2019. Getty Images
Sinema did not immediately respond when asked for comment, but Craig Wheeler, a spokesperson for Latta, said there’s still bipartisan, bicameral support for designating copper as critical and significant data that highlights the benefits for the U.S.
“The congressman continues to believe that it’s within the secretary’s power to acknowledge this reality and designate copper as a critical mineral,” said Wheeler.
The congressional push over the status of copper highlights how much is at stake in the rush to source up and incentivize development of supply chains to feed EV production and clean energy technology. Should copper be labeled “critical,” projects aimed at mining and processing the material could potentially be prioritized by the federal government and benefit from laws like the landmark Inflation Reduction Act and its lucrative tax credits for electric vehicles.
Under federal law, a critical mineral is a non-fuel mineral or mineral material essential to the economic or national security of the U.S. but has a supply chain vulnerable to disruption.
The USGS, Applegate said, will continue to monitor copper supply and consumption data ahead of releasing the next list. The last list including 50 minerals was unveiled in February 2022, and the next is expected in 2025.
Applegate was responding to letters that a host of lawmakers sent to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland earlier this year, urging the Biden administration to reconsider including copper on the critical mineral list and warning that the Russian invasion of Ukraine and new economic data show significant supply risks.
Sinema, along with Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Mark Kelly of Arizona and Raphael Warnock of Georgia, as well as Republican Sens. Mike Braun of Indiana and Mitt Romney of Utah, concluded in their letter that designating copper as critical is a “necessity.”
The senators referenced both a report from S&P Global and an analysis from the Copper Development Association Inc., a copper industry trade group, which found global copper demand for EVs, batteries, renewables, power lines and transformers will double by 2035 and strain existing supplies.
The association in a release criticized the USGS’ decision and said data the group provided shows a higher supply risk score exists for copper that should land it on the critical mineral list.
“Despite clear data showing that copper’s supply risk score is now above the threshold for automatic inclusion on the 2022 Critical Minerals list, USGS sent well-crafted letters to a bipartisan group of congressmen and senators filled with misleading arguments that were not part of its own official 2022 methodology, or consistent with the spirit or letter of the law, to justify a decision to forego immediately adding copper to the list,” Andrew Kireta, the group’s president and CEO, said in a statement.
Kireta said the decision was made even though Haaland has the authority to add copper to the list without waiting for the next update in three years.
But Applegate in his response laid out the USGS’ methodology and cited the latest federal data showing that while net reliance on copper imports increased from 2018 to 2021, data from this year shows reliance actually decreased over the past year from 44 percent in 2021 to 41 percent in 2022.
“Imports of refined copper decreased in 2022 even as domestic copper consumption increased,” Applegate wrote.
Those points mirror an argument that Terry Rambler, chair of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, along with Earthworks, Patagonia and the Arizona Mining Reform Coalition, made in a letter to Haaland earlier this year.
The tribe and environmental groups warned against what they said were attempts to influence a well-established regulatory process around how the USGS determines which minerals are critical.
Jason Burton, a spokesperson for the USGS, said the agency is monitoring critical mineral conditions as part of the normal list cycle mandated in the Energy Act of 2020, and that includes identifying a list of minerals deemed “critical” based on criteria laid out in the law, gathering public feedback, and publishing and updating the list every three years. Prior to issuing a list in 2022, Burton said the agency reviewed more than 1,000 comments from the public, stakeholders, and local and state officials.
Burton also said any revisions to the list will be the result of careful analysis of the most recent, complete sets of data, followed by peer review of the resulting conclusions, and will be issued through a public review and comment process in the Federal Register.
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May 23, 2023 - 11:55 am No end in sight: US and EU continue negotiations on clean car dealNo end in sight: US and EU continue negotiations on clean car deal - electrive.com
Negotiations between the US and the EU on the planned agreement on the critical minerals for EVs are taking longer than expected. It would give European carmakers access to tax credits in the US.
According to Politico, negotiations are likely to continue well into the summer. While the US insists on a binding pact, the EU is pushing for a more flexible agreement that does not require the time-consuming approval of its 27 member states. Behind closed doors, the EU may even be discussing whether the deal is still worthwhile.
The two sides are working on an agreement because of a dispute over US subsidies for green technologies, which were introduced at the turn of the year with the US Inflation Reduction Act. The EU has since feared that the provisions would lead to an exodus of green technology companies to the US and said several times that it considers the law discriminatory. Since the introduction of the Inflation Reduction Act, several companies have considered prioritising the US over Europe when investing in battery factories, for example.
In mid-March, both sides declared they were working on an agreement on critical minerals for electric car batteries. The US government then submitted a confidential concept paper for a transatlantic critical minerals partnership to the EU Commission. Negotiations continue behind closed doors.
According to Politico, the differences of opinion between US and EU officials are not about the content but about the legal structure of the agreement. One of the major sticking points seems to be that “the way the Inflation Reduction Act is written creates a semantic imperative for Brussels and Washington to call any minerals deal a ‘free trade agreement’, even though such pacts have traditionally required the approval of the US Congress and, in the European Union, the bloc’s member countries as well as the European Parliament”.
According to Politico, the EU is keen to avoid lengthy ratification processes and is arguing for a legally different form, such as a “non-binding instrument” or an “executive agreement”. The US wants “binding trade commitments” so that the pact can be considered a free trade agreement under the terms of the Inflation Reduction Act. However, the Biden administration is under pressure for bypassing US Congress in a similar deal it made with Japan in March. This fast-track approach could be a possibility for a US-EU agreement but is likely to pose domestic legitimacy problems for President Joe Biden.
Politico writes that negotiations could drag on into the summer, and European carmakers will be at a disadvantage in the US in the meantime. However, there are voices on the EU side questioning whether an agreement is worthwhile. After all, the political discussions about the effects of the US Inflation Reduction Act have become quieter in recent months. In the meantime, the EU has taken countermeasures with relaxed state aid rules.
In March, a third of EVs imported by the US in 2022 came from Germany. If US customers only receive tax benefits from domestic manufacturers, sales there would plummet. To qualify for tax credits under the Inflation Reduction Act, EVs must be assembled in North America (with a loophole for foreign manufacturers via leasing companies), and the amount of the subsidy also depends on the origin of the battery or battery materials. For electric cars to be eligible, 40 per cent of the critical minerals in the battery used must come from the US or a country with which the US has a free trade agreement.
MAY 21, 2023~The U.S. Needs Minerals for Electric Cars. Everyone Else Wants Them Too.~ By Ana SwansonThe U.S. Needs Minerals for Electric Cars. Everyone Else Wants Them Too. - The New York Times (nytimes.com)
The United States is entering an array of agreements to secure the critical minerals necessary for the energy transition, but it’s not clear which of the arrangements can succeed.
The Chaerhan Salt Lake in Golmud, China, where brine is processed to extract lithium and other minerals.Credit...Qilai Shen for The New York Times
For decades, a group of the world’s biggest oil producers has held huge sway over the American economy and the popularity of U.S. presidents through its control of the global oil supply, with decisions by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries determining what U.S. consumers pay at the pump.
As the world shifts to cleaner sources of energy, control over the materials needed to power that transition is still up for grabs.
China currently dominates global processing of the critical minerals that are now in high demand to make batteries for electric vehicles and renewable energy storage. In an attempt to gain more power over that supply chain, U.S. officials have begun negotiating a series of agreements with other countries to expand America’s access to important minerals like lithium, cobalt, nickel and graphite.
But it remains unclear which of these partnerships will succeed, or if they will be able to generate anything close to the supply of minerals the United States is projected to need for a wide array of products, including electric cars and batteries for storing solar power.
Leaders of Japan, Europe and other advanced nations, who are meeting in Hiroshima, agree that the world’s reliance on China for more than 80 percent of processing of minerals leaves their nations vulnerable to political pressure from Beijing, which has a history of weaponizing supply chains in times of conflict.
On Saturday, the leaders of the Group of 7 countries reaffirmed the need to manage the risks caused by vulnerable mineral supply chains and build more resilient sources. The United States and Australia announced a partnership to share information and coordinate standards and investment to create more responsible and sustainable supply chains.
“This is a huge step, from our perspective — a huge step forward in our fight against the climate crisis,” President Biden said Saturday as he signed the agreement with Australia.
But figuring out how to access all of the minerals the United States will need will still be a challenge. Many mineral-rich nations have poor environmental and labor standards. And although speeches at the G7 emphasized alliances and partnerships, rich countries are still essentially competing for scarce resources.
Japan has signed a critical minerals deal with the United States, and Europe is in the midst of negotiating one. But like the United States, those regions have substantially greater demand for critical minerals to feed their own factories than supply to spare.
Kirsten Hillman, Canada’s ambassador to the United States, said in an interview that the allied countries had an important partnership in the industry, but that they were also, to some extent, commercial competitors. “It is a partnership, but it’s a partnership with certain levels of tension,” she said.
“It’s a complicated economic geopolitical moment,” Ms. Hillman added. “And we are all committed to getting to the same place and we’re going to work together to do it, but we’re going to work together to do it in a way that’s also good for our businesses.”
“We have to create a market for the products that are produced and created in a way that is consistent with our values,” she said.
Leaders of the G7 nations, who are gathering in Japan this week, agree that the world’s reliance on China for more than 80 percent of processing of minerals leaves their nations vulnerable to political pressure from Beijing.Credit...Kenny Holston/The New York Times
The State Department has been pushing forward with a “minerals security partnership,” with 13 governments trying to promote public and private investment in their critical mineral supply chains. And European officials have been advocating a “buyers’ club” for critical minerals with the G7 countries, which could establish certain common labor and environmental standards for suppliers.
Indonesia, which is the world’s biggest nickel producer, has floated the idea of joining with other resource-rich countries to make an OPEC-style producers cartel, an arrangement that would try to shift the power to mineral suppliers.
Indonesia has also approached the United States in recent months seeking a deal similar to that of Japan and the European Union. Biden administration officials are weighing whether to give Indonesia some kind of preferential access, either through an independent deal or as part of a trade framework the United States is negotiating in the Indo-Pacific.
But some U.S. officials have warned that Indonesia’s lagging environmental and labor standards could allow materials into the United States that undercut the country’s nascent mines, as well as its values. Such a deal is also likely to trigger stiff opposition in Congress, where some lawmakers criticized the Biden administration’s deal with Japan.
Jake Sullivan, the national security adviser, hinted at these trade-offs in a speech last month, saying that carrying out negotiations with critical mineral-producing states would be necessary, but would raise “hard questions” about labor practices in those countries and America’s broader environmental goals.
Whether America’s new agreements would take the shape of a critical minerals club, a fuller negotiation or something else was unclear, Mr. Sullivan said: “We are now in the thick of trying to figure that out.”
Cullen Hendrix, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, said the Biden administration’s strategy to build more secure international supply chains for minerals outside of China had so far been “a bit incoherent and not necessarily sufficient to achieve that goal.”
The demand for minerals in the United States has been spurred in large part by President Biden’s climate law, which provided tax incentives for investments in the electric vehicle supply chain, particularly in the final assembly of batteries. But Mr. Hendrix said the law appeared to be having more limited success in rapidly increasing the number of domestic mines that would supply those new factories.
“The United States is not going to be able to go this alone,” he said.
Biden officials agree that obtaining a secure supply of the minerals needed to power electric vehicle batteries is one of their most pressing challenges. U.S. officials say that the global supply of lithium alone needs to increase by 42 times by 2050 to meet the rising demand for electric vehicles. Projections by the International Energy Agency suggest that global demand for lithium will grow by 42 times by 2040.
Ford’s electric pickup truck on the production line of the company’s plant in Dearborn, Mich.Credit...Brittany Greeson for The New York Times
While innovations in batteries could reduce the need for certain minerals, for now, the world is facing dramatic long-term shortages by any estimate. And many officials say Europe’s reliance on Russian energy following the invasion of Ukraine has helped to illustrate the danger of foreign dependencies.
The global demand for these materials is triggering a wave of resource nationalism that could intensify. Outside of the United States, the European Union, Canada and other governments have also introduced subsidy programs to better compete for new mines and battery factories.
Indonesia has progressively stepped up restrictions on exporting raw nickel ore, requiring it to first be processed in the country. Chile, a major producer of lithium, has proposed nationalizing its lithium industry to better control how the resources are developed and deployed, as have Bolivia and Mexico.
And Chinese companies are still investing heavily in acquiring mines and refinery capacity globally.
For now, the Biden administration has appeared wary of cutting deals with countries with more mixed labor and environmental records. Officials are exploring changes needed to develop U.S. capacity, like faster permitting processes for mines, as well as closer partnerships with mineral-rich allies, like Canada, Australia and Chile.
On Saturday, the White House said it planned to ask Congress to add Australia to a list of countries where the Pentagon can fund critical mineral projects, criteria that currently only applies to Canada.
Todd Malan, the chief external affairs officer at Talon Metals, which has proposed a nickel mine in Minnesota to supply Tesla’s North American production, said that adding a top ally like Australia, which has high standards of production regarding environment, labor rights and Indigenous participation, to that list was a “smart move.”
But Mr. Malan said that expanding the list of countries that would be eligible for benefits under the administration’s new climate law beyond countries with similar labor and environmental standards could undermine efforts to develop a stronger supply chain in the United States.
“If you start opening the door to Indonesia and the Philippines or elsewhere where you don’t have the common standards, we would view that as outside the spirit of what Congress was trying to do in incentivizing a domestic and friends supply chain for batteries,” he said.
However, some U.S. officials argue that the supply of critical minerals in wealthy countries with high labor and environmental standards will be insufficient to meet demand, and that failing to strike new agreements with resource-rich countries in Africa and Asia could leave the United States highly vulnerable.
While the Biden administration is looking to streamline the permitting process in the United States for new mines, getting approval for such projects can still take years, if not decades. Auto companies, which are major U.S. employers, have also been warning of projected shortfalls in battery materials and arguing for arrangements that would give them more flexibility and lower prices.
The G7 nations, together with the countries with which the United States has free trade agreements, produce 30 percent of the world’s lithium chemicals and about 20 percent of its refined cobalt and nickel, but only 1 percent of its natural flake graphite, according to estimates by Adam Megginson, a price analyst at Benchmark Mineral Intelligence.
Workers at the site of a proposed nickel mine near Tamarack, Minn.Credit...Tim Gruber for The New York Times
Jennifer Harris, a former Biden White House official who worked on critical mineral strategy, argued that the country should move more quickly to develop and permit domestic mines, but that the United States also needs a new framework for multinational negotiations that include countries that are major mineral exporters.
The government could also set up a program to stockpile minerals like lithium when prices swing low, which would give miners more assurance they will find destinations for their products, she said.
“There’s so much that needs doing that this is very much a ‘both/and’ world,” she said. “The challenge is that we need to responsibly pull up a whole lot more rocks out of the ground yesterday.”
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2023.05.06 22:05 CrimeNewsInTheD The two Detroit men convicted of killing 2-year-old Brison Christian after opening fire on his family's truck in June 2021 were given lengthy sentences on Friday, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced in a news release on Saturday.
The defendants, Darius Evonte Lanier and Eugene Meredith Hubbard, were convicted of second-degree murder and felony firearm and first-degree murder and felony firearm, respectively, by a jury last month. Lanier was sentenced to 43 years and 9 months to 70 years in prison and Hubbard received life without parole, the prosecutor’s office said in the news release. Lanier and Hubbard were charged in June 2021 after Brison Christian, 2, was shot and killed and his brother BJ Christian, 9, was shot and injured while the siblings were driving home from BJ’s basketball practice with their mom and dad on June 22, 2021. The shooting occurred around 9:39 p.m. while the Dearborn family was driving on I-75 and McNichols. The victim’s father heard gunshots and the car began to malfunction, causing him to pull over, according to the prosecutor’s office. The parents then realized that their sons had been shot and called 911 around 9:40 p.m. Brison had been shot in the head and BJ in the arm. Michigan State Police arrived on the scene and medics took the children to a local hospital where Brison was pronounced dead, according to the prosecutor’s office. His brother was treated and later released. Lanier and Hubbard opened fire on the Christians’ truck after they mistakenly identified it based on its black color and make, the prosecutor’s office said. “After a long trial, these two defendants were convicted of taking little Brison’s death,” Worthy said in the news release. “These convictions will not bring him back and his family must forever live with his loss. I hope that these sentences will bring them some peace.” #detroitnews #CrimeInTheD ™submitted by CrimeNewsInTheD to CrimeNewsInTheD [link] [comments]
2023.05.06 22:03 CrimeNewsInTheD The two Detroit men convicted of killing 2-year-old Brison Christian after opening fire on his family’s truck in June 2021 were given lengthy sentences on Friday, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced in a news release on Saturday.
The defendants, Darius Evonte Lanier and Eugene Meredith Hubbard, were convicted of second-degree murder and felony firearm and first-degree murder and felony firearm, respectively, by a jury last month. Lanier was sentenced to 43 years and 9 months to 70 years in prison and Hubbard received life without parole, the prosecutor’s office said in the news release. Lanier and Hubbard were charged in June 2021 after Brison Christian, 2, was shot and killed and his brother BJ Christian, 9, was shot and injured while the siblings were driving home from BJ’s basketball practice with their mom and dad on June 22, 2021. The shooting occurred around 9:39 p.m. while the Dearborn family was driving on I-75 and McNichols. The victim’s father heard gunshots and the car began to malfunction, causing him to pull over, according to the prosecutor’s office. The parents then realized that their sons had been shot and called 911 around 9:40 p.m. Brison had been shot in the head and BJ in the arm. Michigan State Police arrived on the scene and medics took the children to a local hospital where Brison was pronounced dead, according to the prosecutor’s office. His brother was treated and later released. Lanier and Hubbard opened fire on the Christians’ truck after they mistakenly identified it based on its black color and make, the prosecutor’s office said. “After a long trial, these two defendants were convicted of taking little Brison’s death,” Worthy said in the news release. “These convictions will not bring him back and his family must forever live with his loss. I hope that these sentences will bring them some peace.” #detroitnews #CrimeInTheD ™submitted by CrimeNewsInTheD to CrimeInTheD [link] [comments]
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2023.05.02 00:59 Moses_Horwitz Police investigate shooting at Seattle encampment near I-5
SEATTLE — The Seattle Police Department (SPD) is investigating a shooting that happened Monday morning at an encampment under I-5 near Dearborn Street, which borders the Chinatown-International District.https://komonews.com/news/local/seattle-police-investigating-shooting-at-encampment-near-dearborn-i-5-chinatown-homelessness-victim-gun-violence-crime-investigation-spd-homeless-unhoused-criminal-warrant-victim-shot-non-life-threatening-injury-suspect-at-large#
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2023.04.22 04:19 jbigbuns69 420! AB Trip NEEDS to happen
Obviously it won’t happen this summer, adding anymore days on top of the Japan trip is out of the question. But AB’s pitch was the perfect combination of passion and content lol. The crew, especially Ethan, meeting Tim is too good to pass up. Plus Lena’s mom, just their whole family sounded so sweet and nice.submitted by jbigbuns69 to h3h3productions [link] [comments]
I know they joked about taking two trips (this included). But being that it wouldn’t cost anything crazy, it’d be awesome if they took another small trip later this year or early next year. A day or two at most, and AB/Lena could stay a bit longer extra if they wanted to. Depending on how you schedule it, would only miss maybe 1 podcast show (unless you include SYNT too).
Depending on how long they wait, Hila might not be able to go but it would be fun if they could do it early enough that she could. This probably 99.9% won’t happen just a fun suggestion, AB’s slideshow was really great
2023.04.11 04:36 SignificantTrip6108 DeWitt Clinton's Second Term / Significant's Elections
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President - DeWitt Clinton
Vice President - John Eager Howard
Secretary of State - John Quincy Adams
Secretary of the Treasury - George Campbell
Secretary of War - William Henry Harrison
Attorney General - Richard Rush (1813-1817) William Wirt
Secretary of the Navy - William Jones (1813-1819) Smith Thompson
1817 - Shortly into Clinton’s second term he has appointed former Indiana territory William Henry Harrison as his new secretary of war due to John Eager Howard replacing the incumbent Vice President Henry Dearborn. Another cabinet change was Richard Rush resigning to become the Minister to France, he would be replaced by William Wirt. Notably, Indiana and Mississippi were also granted statehood during this time.
1818 - In 1818, President Clinton, with the help of Secretary of State John Quincy Adams, passed a bill which allocated government fund to canals and railroads, which would be the biggest achievement of the second half of his administration. But in more grim news former president Henry Lee III would pass away in Georgia dampened the nation's spirits. Illinois also achieved statehood, while Missouri began its efforts to join the Union as a official state as well.
The Midterm Elections
1819 - After Clinton's party suffers a huge defeat in the midterms, Clinton had given up hope to repeal the King-Ross during his presidency. In early 1819 the court case McCulloch v Maryland takes place which was followed by the Panic of 1819, which hit the southern slaves incredibly very hard causing the beginning of immense economic trouble in the region. Congress raised tariffs in a attempt to alleviate the situation, but it did little to aid the struggling economy. Clinton's popularity plummeted amongst Southerners, with representative John C. Calhoun of the Old Republican Party making a speech declaring his firm disapproval of the president. In other news, Alabama achieved statehood, and Supreme Court Justice Bushrod Washington proposed the establishment of a colony in West Africa for free blacks, which was declined by Clinton due to the country's economic state.
1820 - In early 1820, the discussion in Congress regarding the "Missouri Compromise" began, with the Democratic-Republican minority speaker Henry Clay being a notable proponent of the proposed bill. The compromise would make the territories of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia become the state of Acadia, the Missouri territory become the state of Missouri, and and only permitted new slave states below the 36°30 line. Eventually the House and Senate would pass barley pass the bill despite the very influential New York senator Rufus King’s opposition to it.
5th President of the United States of America, DeWitt Clinton of New York.
President DeWitt Clinton much like George Washington and Alexander Hamilton has decided not to run for third term, leaving the presidency with the future of his party looking dim. How would you rank his second term as president?
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2023.03.18 20:13 systematicTheology Antifa Attacks Pregnancy Center That Abortion Activists Firebombed Last Year
The New York pro-life organization CompassCare was attacked for the second time in nine months on Wednesday when an individual was caught on camera vandalizing its sign.LifeNews has been keeping track of the attacks. Since 2022, they include:
The Buffalo pregnancy center also was firebombed on June 7 in one of the first of many attacks on pro-life organizations in the past year. The fire caused approximately half a million dollars in damage and injured two firefighters, but the perpetrators still have not been caught.
CompassCare, a pro-life Christian ministry, runs several pregnancy centers across New York that offer medical and other pregnancy and parenting support services to help mothers choose life for their babies....
He criticized the FBI and Department of Justice for not doing more to crack down on the growing domestic terrorism. In January, frustrated by the lack of action, CompassCare hired its own private investigators to find out who was behind the June arson attack.
“This fits the definitions of domestic terror,” Harden said this week. “Those in the FBI and DOJ who refuse to treat it as such need to be fired and investigated. This is an act of intimidation and a violation of the FACE Act. America needs to return to a civilized order.”...
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2023.03.16 16:36 StcStasi Ford to pay near-poverty wages at new Michigan battery plant - "The state of Michigan is also lavishing tax breaks and other subsidies on Ford... The total state subsidy represents a public outlay of $384,000 per job."
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2023.03.15 13:58 P3RC365cb As Biden pushes electric vehicles, transit advocates feel left behind.