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AG Bill Barr: “I’m Trying to Restore the Rule of Law”

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first_imgU.S. Attorney General William Barr appeared before a group of congressmen who painted two extremely different pictures of what is actually going on the country in the legal sense. The attorney general did not take any guff and refuted accusations by House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler that he is helping out the president’s friends and going after his enemies.Attorney Barr asked, “Which of the president’s enemies have I gone after? I haven’t indicted one enemy of the president.”On the issue that Barr helped the president’s friends, the attorney general said the Stone and Flynn cases needed intervention to rectify rule of law.The president’s friends don’t deserve special breaks, but they also should not be treated more harshly. That is not the rule of law.Attorney Barr says our Federal Courts are under attack and protecting them is the purview of the Federal Government. The US Marshals have a duty to defend and protect these courthouses.Barr added that “Operation Legend” is meant to address violent crimes in cities, not protests. He added that some of the marshals in Portland, Oregon some have been injured by projectiles that have hit the bone and blinded by lasers as they try to defend the courthouses.Barr explained, “After a month of rioting in Portland, we sent in about 20 special operations Marshals who are tactical, padded and protected.” He asked, “When it alright to destroy a federal courthouse?”The democrats on the committee accused Barr of having a difficulty in discerning the difference between systemic institutional racism and isolated racism.The Attorney General had cited statistics that revealed that police had killed more white suspects than black in the last year, but that the George Floyd killing was “horrible.”Barr did not agree that there is systemic racism in our police departments or in the society, but he would root it out if it exists. He also did not agree with removing qualified immunity afforded to officers.Barr said some protests have been hijacked by “violent rioters and anarchists” and argued that federal properties must be protected. Barr also accused many protesters of demonizing police.last_img read more

SCBL and Chaparral Basketball Tournament brackets released

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first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Mid-season High School basketball tournaments will kick into full gear starting Saturday for the South-Central Border League and the Chaparral Tournament involving Wellington, Belle Plaine and Conway Springs.The brackets for both tournaments were released today. The SCBL Tournament is here. and the Chaparral Tournament is here. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more