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Domino's employee kills robber, residents react

BOLIVAR, Tenn. – A Bolivar Domino’s was closed Thursday, hours after police say an armed robber was shot and killed by a store employee.

Bolivar Police said two men tried to hold up the restaurant on South Porter Street just before midnight.

They said one of the robbers came through the back door of the business and pointed a gun at the employees and one of the employees pulled out his own gun and opened fire.

28-year-old Jahquille Kodarius Dubose was pronounced dead on the scene. The other robber was seen running from the scene.

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What are your thoughts on this? I know it's a week old, but I hadn't heard about it until last night. The deceased's Facebook is here. I have mixed feeling on this, as I wasn't there.

Mayor-elect Adams slams de Blasio move to end solitary confinement at NYC jails

Mayor de Blasio’s administration has quietly begun moving all detainees in solitary confinement — largely for violent attacks on staff — back into general population, sources say, outraging jail unions and Mayor-elect Eric Adams.

The transfers of the 108 detainees began earlier this week, jail sources said. The Department of Correction refers to solitary as punitive segregation. Inmates in “PSEG” are locked in their cells for 23 hours a day as punishment for a violent offense.

During a press conference Thursday introducing his pick for Department of Correction commissioner, Adams vowed the inmates will go right back into solitary once he’s in office.

“So the mayor announced December 31 he’s going to empty out punitive segregation,” Adams said. “January 1, they are going back into segregation. If they committed an act of violence that is unacceptable. You know, I’m not going to allow inmates and officers to be the victims of violent people.”

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-jails-detainee-transfer-solitary-general-population-punitive-segregation-20211216-5h57jeirbfghfeekgognjw76me-story.html

Wow, things are getting hairy!

Adams Vows to Bring Solitary Confinement Back to Rikers Island, Scrapping Reforms

Source: The City

When scores of city correction officers rallied against proposed jail reforms in front of the bridge leading to Rikers Island last summer, they chanted “Bring back the box!” — referring to solitary confinement.

On Thursday, Mayor-elect Eric Adams promised to do so.

People in city jails who are violent will be put in so-called punitive segregation when he becomes mayor, Adams told reporters gathered in Brooklyn Borough Hall as he announced his new Department of Correction commissioner, Louis Molina.

“Enjoy the reprieve now!” said Adams, a former cop.

Read more: https://www.thecity.nyc/2021/12/16/22840330/eric-adams-returns-solitary-confinement-to-rikers-island



https://twitter.com/ericadamsfornyc/status/1471543559325200393

Pantera - Walk

My favorite metal song of all-time.

Manchin rejects offshore drilling ban amid broader standoff over Biden agenda

Source: Washington Post

Democratic plans to restrict new oil and gas development off both coasts and in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge have emerged as a new flash point in the Build Back Better bill, highlighting the party’s deep political schisms as it tries to advance the massive spending legislation.

Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.), a critical swing vote, has rejected a provision that would prohibit all future drilling off the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts as well as the eastern Gulf of Mexico, according to three people familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private deliberations. He also expressed surprise at top Democrats’ decision to include language ending an oil and gas leasing program in the pristine refuge, a longtime priority for party leaders and their environmentalist allies, but he has not indicated whether he will oppose it.

Manchin, who chairs the Senate Energy and National Resources Committee, exercises a de facto veto over the $2 trillion climate and social spending plan because it needs all 50 Democrats’ votes to win Senate passage.

A spokeswoman for Manchin declined to comment on the matter.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2021/12/16/manchin-offshore-drilling-arctic/

Supreme Court returns Texas abortion case to appeals court

Source: Yahoo! News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has formally returned a lawsuit over Texas' six-week abortion ban to a federal appeals court that has twice allowed the law to stay in effect, rather than to a district judge who sought to block it.

Justice Neil Gorsuch on Thursday signed the court’s order that granted the request of abortion clinics for the court to act speedily. But the clinics wanted the case sent directly to U.S. Judge Robert Pitman, who had previously though briefly blocked enforcement of the Texas abortion ban known as S.B. 8.

When Pitman ordered the law blocked in early October, the appeals court countermanded his order two days later.

Texas has said it will seek to keep the case bottled up at the appeals court for the foreseeable future.

Read more: https://news.yahoo.com/supreme-court-returns-texas-abortion-172457041.html

Elizabeth Warren calls for expansion of Supreme Court, saying current court is a threat to democracy

Source: CNN

(CNN)Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday called for the US Supreme Court to be expanded with more justices and said that the current court "threatens the democratic foundations of our nation."

"With each move, the court shows why it's important to restore America's faith in an independent judiciary committed to the rule of law," Warren wrote in an opinion article published by The Boston Globe. "To do that, I believe it's time for Congress to yet again use its constitutional authority to expand the number of justices on the Supreme Court."

The Democrat wrote that she did not "come to this conclusion lightly" or because she disagreed with a particular decision but that she came to the conclusion because she believes "the current court threatens the democratic foundations of our nation."

Her call to expand the high court made up of nine justices comes less than a week after it left in place a Texas abortion law that bars the procedure after the first six weeks of pregnancy and after public approval of the Supreme Court has dropped in recent months. The Supreme Court said that abortion providers have the right to challenge the law in federal court and that the case will return to a district court for further proceedings.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/15/politics/elizabeth-warren-expand-supreme-court/index.html

Supreme Court declines to block New York vaccine mandate

Source: CNN

(CNN)The Supreme Court turned away two emergency requests Monday from health care workers, doctors and nurses in New York to block the state's vaccine mandate.

Justices Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas dissented.

The dispute arose when three nurses and a group called We the Patriots USA, Inc, challenged the mandate, arguing that it allowed exemptions for those with medical objections but not for people with religious objections.

The rule, which is currently in effect, covers workers in hospitals and nursing homes, home health agencies, adult centers as well as hospices. Several doctors who say they have treated many patients with Covid filed a separate request with the justices.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/13/politics/supreme-court-new-york-vaccine-mandate/index.html

Could Ocean City's topless ordinance head to the Supreme Court? The latest legal battle

The constitutionality of Ocean City’s law banning women — and not men — from sunbathing topless could potentially go before the U.S. Supreme Court after the attorneys representing five women in the case petitioned the nation’s highest court earlier this month.

The petitioners are asking the Supreme Court to review the Aug. 4 federal appeals court ruling, which determined that Ocean City's law is constitutional.

This petition was filed Dec. 1, and the court has until Jan. 7 to respond, according to the U.S. Supreme Court docket.

While the Supreme Court hears only a small percentage of cases petitioned, this move continues a new chapter in the ongoing debate over what is protecting “moral sensibility” or violating gender equality in Maryland’s largest beach town.

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This would be a great case for equal justice. Every beach should have the same rules for every gender. If we had the ERA, this wouldn't even be debated. Here in NYC we've had equal top-free laws since around 1993.

Pelosi will stay around to lead House Democrats through the next election -- and perhaps beyond

Source: CNN

(CNN)Speaker Nancy Pelosi will stay until at least after the midterm elections, extending her nearly 20-year run as the House's top Democrat after she turns 82 and, perhaps, beyond.

She is planning to file and run for reelection in her San Francisco district next year -- at least for now -- in keeping with her pattern of deciding about staying in Congress after the elections, when she likely will have won an 18th full term.

And sources familiar with Pelosi's thinking say she isn't ruling out the possibility of trying to stay in leadership after 2022, despite her original vow to leave as the top House Democrat. She'll devote much of next year to raising money for Democrats as they try to hold their narrow majority, those sources tell CNN, adding to the nearly $1 billion her office calculates she has already raised for Democrats in her time as leader.

The months of tortuous negotiations over President Joe Biden's legislative initiatives are inspiring a contradictory mix of emotions. Many House Democrats are more eager than ever to see the California Democrat go and give way to younger leadership. But even many of those same lawmakers are terrified that, without her, they will be consumed by squabbling instead of fighting back against House Republicans at a moment when the fundamentals of American democracy appear to be on the line.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/12/politics/nancy-pelosi-house-democrats-leadership-2022/index.html
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