Possible sex trafficking charges:
Source: Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) Dominion Voting Systems on Friday filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, arguing the cable news giant falsely claimed in an effort to boost faltering ratings that the voting company had rigged the 2020 election.
Its the first defamation suit filed against a media outlet by the voting company, which was a target of misleading, false and bizarre claims spread by President Donald Trump and his allies in the aftermath of Trumps election loss to Joe Biden. Those claims helped spur on rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 in a violent siege that left five people dead, including a police officer. The siege led to Trumps historic second impeachment.
Dominion argues that Fox News, which amplified inaccurate assertions that Dominion altered votes, sold a false story of election fraud in order to serve its own commercial purposes, severely injuring Dominion in the process, according to a copy of the lawsuit obtained by The Associated Press.
Some Fox News on-air reporting segments have debunked some of the claims targeting Dominion... Still, some Fox News employees elevated false charges that Dominion had changed votes through algorithms in its voting machines that had been created in Venezuela to rig elections for the late dictator Hugo Chavez. On-air personalities brought on Trump allies Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani, who spread the claims, and then amplified those claims on Fox News massive social media platforms. Dominion said in the lawsuit that it tried repeatedly to set the record straight but was ignored by Fox News.
Read more: https://apnews.com/article/912eea8e168f95d51dec02da78ac2760
I like that.
Bryants Instagram posts include images of portions of her lawsuit, which was amended to include the names of deputies Joey Cruz, Rafael Mejia, Michael Russell and Raul Versales. The suit alleges that Cruz shared photos of Kobe Bryants body with a bartender and the others passed around gratuitous photos of the dead children, parents, and coaches.
...In the lawsuit, Bryant alleges that according to a sheriffs department investigatory report, one deputy took 25 to 100 photos on his personal cell phone that had no value to the investigation. The suit alleges that at least eight deputies snapped cellphone photos.
The suit says that on the day of the crash Mejia, who was assigned to the crash site, obtained photos from fire department personnel, then walked over to chat with a female deputy who wasnt involved in the investigation and for no reason other than morbid gossip, sent them to her cellphone.
The suit contends that two days after the crash, Cruz boasted to a bartender at a Southern California bar and grill that hed responded to the scene and showed photos the trainee deputy had been sent by Mejia. They included bodies of a girl and of Kobe Bryant, the suit alleges. The bartender told a table of nearby customers specific characteristics of Kobe Bryants remains, and the patrons became disturbed enough that one filed an official complaint with the sheriffs department, the suit says.
Source: USA Today
A t least 15 people died after an SUV with dozens of passengers collided with a semitruck carrying gravel near the U.S.-Mexico border in California on Tuesday morning, according to officials with El Centro Regional Medical Center.
"We believe there was 27 passengers in this SUV that struck a semitruck full of gravel," emergency room managing director Judy Cruz said in a Facebook Live video.
At least 14 people died at the scene of the "major accident," Cruz said. Three people were flown to a hospital, she said. Seven patients were taken to El Centro, where one person died. Two patients were taken to Pioneer Hospital, she said.
...The Imperial County emergency services office responded to the "mass fatality incident" at 6:16 a.m. PT, deputy fire chief Sal Flores told the L.A. Times. Imperial County Fire department told USA TODAY multiple agencies were responding to the scene.
Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/03/02/imperial-county-crash-multiple-dead-southern-california-reports/6885406002/
Brilliant and binge-worthy.
Two Basque families torn apart by nationalism and ETA violence:
Patria focuses on a 60-something woman, Bittori, who has cancer, who returns to her native village in the Basque Country Gipuzkoa and seeks reconciliation with her best friend, after they were torn part by the Basque conflict.
Patria is not about ETA. Its a journey towards an embrace, Gabilondo told the Spanish press at San Sebastian.
The novel describes how normal people lived, people who werent politicians, in the military nor police, nor terrorists, Gabilondo told Variety.
It turns on the suffering on the street, how everybody was worried about what was going out, and didnt talk, couldnt really comment, or feel, without running the risk of being said to be on this side of the fence, and being used.
Elena Iruretas performance as Bittori is spellbinding, and she has a lot of company on the cast. Even the intro is a work of art:
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