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Brian Stelter // Tucker Carlson claims his door was ‘cracked’ by Antifa protestors. The police saw no sign of that. – CNN – But one detail from the November 7 disturbance has come under scrutiny. Carlson told the Washington Post that “someone started throwing himself against the front door and actually cracked the front door.”
Liberal critics of Carlson have cast doubt on that claim by saying there was no evidence of damage to the door. They have accused him of lying and exaggerating to score political points. So CNN contacted the D.C. police and asked about the door. The police report about the incident did not mention any damage on the door. Was there any sign that it was cracked, as Carlson claimed?
A police spokeswoman responded, “MPD did not observe any visible damage to the front door of the victim’s house the night of the incident.”
John Bowden // 95-year-old charged as accessory to 36,000 deaths at Nazi concentration camp | TheHill –
95-year-old charged as accessory to 36,000 deaths at Nazi concentration camp
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Prosecutors in Germany reportedly charged a 95-year-old alleged former guard at a Nazi death camp with more than 36,000 counts of accessory to murder.
CBS News reports that Hans Werner H., whose last name was not publicly released by police, was charged Friday and accused of serving as a guard at the Mauthausen concentration camp in northern Austria from 1944-1945.
More than 95,000 people including 14,000 Jews, are believed to have been executed at the Mauthausen camp alone, part of millions that died during the years of the Holocaust in German-occupied Europe. The 95-year-old suspect was not charged with any specific killings related to the camp’s operation.
The Daily Dot, “How Philadelphia mobilized against the far-right” – Agency – “We the people have been silenced for too long. It is far beyond time to make a stand and let our voices be heard,” the group wrote on Facebook. “Too many times our voices are drowned out by the voices on the left. We need to be louder, we need to be stronger. We will let them know that their violent tactics will not keep us down or scare us away! The Silent Majority must make a stand now!!! This is our time!! This is our day.”
Aris Folley // Wisconsin school official says teens in viral ‘Nazi salute’ photo protected by free speech | TheHill – The picture shows dozens of students appearing to make the gesture associated with white supremacy before attending Baraboo High School’s spring 2018 prom.
Mueller also noted in the letter that the investigation the school district announced it would be conducting into the events leading up to the viral photo is also complete.
According to the publication, the photo was taken by the father of one of the students and included a mixture of both current and former students of Baraboo High School.
Mueller also said the school plans to hold meetings to discuss hate with students and the community after the viral incident.
Sabine Glaubitz and Pol O Gradaigh // dpa International – A total of 35 people were arrested during the nationwide protests, and another 22 were taken into police custody, the ministry said.
In the capital, protesters were met by police who deployed tear gas and water cannon to control the crowd. Masked protesters in the city centre erected barricades, destroyed city furniture and threw bricks and other items at police.
Demonstrators wearing yellow safety vests tried to break through barricades and reach the Elysee Palace, the office of President Emmanuel Macron, which had been designated as a no-protest zone.
John Bowden // Hyde-Smith co-sponsored resolution honoring confederate soldier for ‘defending homeland:’ CNN | TheHill – CNN’s KFile reported Hyde-Smith co-sponsored a resolution honoring Effie Lucille Nicholson Pharr, a then-92-year-old Mississippi resident whose father, Thomas Jefferson Nicholson, served as a soldier in the Confederate army.
The resolution, which can be found online, refers to Nicholson Pharr as “the last known living ‘Real Daughter’ of the Confederacy living in Mississippi” and to her father’s work to “defend his homeland and contribut[e] to the rebuilding of the country” during and after the war.
“[T]his resolution — which ostensibly is about honoring the ‘daughter’ — really seems to be an excuse to glorify the Confederate cause,” Nina Silber, president of the Society of Civil War Historians told CNN about the resolution.
Michael Brehme // dpa International – Thomas Sternberg, head of the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZdK), recently labelled the AfD as right-wing radical and urged people not to vote for it. And Reinhard Marx, chairman of the Catholic Bishops Conference, did not mention the AfD by name but declared: “You cannot be a nationalist and a Catholic.”
Meanwhile the organizers of the Protestant Kirchentag (church congress) for 2019 in Dortmund have sidestepped inviting AfD politicians, saying that the party had shown “a smooth transition towards right-wing extremism.”