Anonymous ID: 05cdc2 Nov. 18, 2022, 2:27 p.m. No.17788313   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>8419


>ICE just tracked down and captured more than 130 illegal-alien sex predators


138 noncitizens identified as convicted sex offenders arrested during national ICE operation

Anonymous ID: 05cdc2 Nov. 18, 2022, 2:29 p.m. No.17788320   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>8469 >>8477 >>8492 >>8516

Dem mayor who used taxpayer money to purchase first-class plane tickets to Europe is under fire again for spending $225,000 on security services and personal stylist


Democratic New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is being criticized for spending more than $50,000 in taxpayer money on security services and another $175,000 in campaign funds on a personal stylist and shopper.


According to WWL-TV, at least two stores in the New Orleans area have received subpoenas from a federal grand jury and have been questioned by the FBI about purchases made by Cantrell's personal shopper, Tanya Blunt-Haynes.


Cantrell's communications director, Gregory Joseph, told, "Our office has not received nor has any knowledge of a federal investigation into Mayor Cantrell. However, in the event that this changes, our office will, as always, fully cooperate with any and all agency inquiries."


Cantrell's campaign manager would not comment on the matter, the news outlet reported.


This controversy comes one month after Cantrell came under fire for using taxpayer money to purchase first-class plane tickets to Europe in January 2021. The mayor, who earns $188,000 annually, initially refused to reimburse the city for the $29,000 upgrade but eventually caved.


She claimed that her expensive travel accommodations were "a matter of safety, not of luxury."


"Anyone who wants to question how I protect myself just doesn't understand the world Black women walk in," Cantrell stated.


Cantrell, who had not hired security services from 2019 to the beginning of 2021, is stirring up controversy for recently spending more than $50,000 this year on bodyguard services only after bringing Officer Jeffrey Vappie onto her executive protection team in May 2021.


According to WVUE-DT, five months after hiring Vappie, Cantrell brought an officer with her for the first time on a trip to Scotland. For another trip, Cantrell brought Vappie as her security to Los Angeles, where the two attended a fundraising dinner with Brad Pitt at a Beverly Hills mansion.


"The timeline doesn't really make any sense," political analyst Robert Collins told WVUE-DT. "So, the taxpayers are going to ask, 'OK, well, if you really need protection, why didn't you have protection on the earlier trips? Why don't you have protection when you're walking by yourself in the French Quarter? Why are you selectively choosing when to have a protective detail and when not to have a protective detail?'"

Anonymous ID: 05cdc2 Nov. 18, 2022, 2:41 p.m. No.17788343   🗄️.is 🔗kun

Democratic Senators Urges FTC to Probe Twitter Following Musk’s ‘Alarming Steps’


A group of U.S. senators called on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to consider an investigation into whether Twitter breached its consent decree or consumer protection laws under new owner Elon Musk.


The seven Democrats, led by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), wrote a letter to FTC Chair Lina Khan over what they called Twitter’s “serious, willful disregard for the safety and security of its users.”


In the letter dated Nov. 17, the lawmakers said Musk has taken “alarming steps” after the tech billionaire officially acquired Twitter at the end of last month.


“In recent weeks, Twitter’s new Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk, has taken alarming steps that have undermined the integrity and safety of the platform, and announced new features despite clear warnings those changes would be abused for fraud, scams, and dangerous impersonation,” read the letter.


The new features, such as Twitter Blue, an $8 blue-check subscription service, resulted in fake accounts impersonating President Joe Biden, senators, and other big brands, according to the letter.


Additionally, the group wrote that a departure of key executives in Twitter, including the heads of cybersecurity and privacy, called into question “whether personal data is adequately protected from misuse or breach.”


“We are concerned that the actions taken by Mr. Musk and others in Twitter management could already represent a violation of the FTC’s consent decree,” read the letter.


Prior to Musk’s takeover of the company, the agency was “already on notice” about the allegation of Twitter’s “inadequate security practice,” from Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, a whistleblower who had served as Twitter’s head of security before being fired earlier this year, according to the letter.


“We urge the Commission vigorously oversee its consent decree with Twitter and to bring enforcement actions against any breaches or business practices that are unfair or deceptive, including bringing civil penalties and imposing liability on individual Twitter executives where appropriate.”


The letter was co-signed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Sen. Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.).


The FTC declined to comment. Twitter didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.


A spokesperson for FTC said last week the agency has been closely watching Twitter’s moves under Musk.


“We are tracking recent developments at Twitter with deep concern,” read the statement issued on Nov. [11]. “No CEO or company is above the law, and companies must follow our consent decrees.”


In recent days, several top executives in Twitter publicly announced their departure from the company, such as chief information security officer Lea Kissner and Yoel Roth, the head of safety and integrity who was reportedly involved in blocking sharing posts about Hunter Biden ahead of the 2020 presidential election.


The letter also came after Musk introduced a permanent ban on impersonators to fight trolls who got “blue check” verification badges by taking advantage of the Twitter Blue service. Musk said that “any Twitter handles engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying ‘parody’ will be permanently suspended.”


The Twitter Blue subscription service is part of the tech mogul’s efforts to help the social media company’s revenue. Musk previously said Twitter is losing $4 million per day.

Anonymous ID: 05cdc2 Nov. 18, 2022, 3:05 p.m. No.17788429   🗄️.is 🔗kun

Rachel Levine says states should leave care of gender-confused youth to 'experts'


"And we do not need state laws and actions that dictate the principles of transgender medical care by pediatric experts," said Levine.

Anonymous ID: 05cdc2 Nov. 18, 2022, 3:21 p.m. No.17788478   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>8516

Pregnant Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Criminal Fraud