When a story as well-known to people “in the know” as movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s predatory sexual behavior towards women under his power comes to light, the inevitable questions are “why did it take so long” and “why now?”
Weinstein’s accusers and antagonists were dogged, but they were no less so 10 or 15 or 20 years ago. One obvious answer, suggested by Rebecca Traister in a widely-circulated column and others like Ross Douthat, is that Weinstein has lost enough of his clout in Hollywood that it’s finally safe to call him out (a dynamic that’s hardly unique to Weinstein). Douthat’s masterful 2014 column on the nature of sexual abuse and how it thrives wherever people have unquestioned power and authority remains the gold standard on this issue. (Douthat’s reference then to “Hollywood and the wider culture industry” as “still the great undiscovered country of sexual exploitation, I suspect” seems prescient now). Another is simply that sexual mores have changed. But I think we are missing an important element.
Specifically, there’s one important piece missing from Traister’s column, especially this part, referencing how hard it was to get anyone interested in taking on Harvey Weinstein in 2000:
His behavior toward women was obviously understood to be a bad thing—this was a decade after Anita Hill’s accusations against Clarence Thomas had helped the country to understand that sexual harassment was not just a quirk of the modern workplace, but a professional and economic crime committed against women as a class. But the story felt fuzzier, harder to tell about Harvey: the notion of the “casting couch” still had an almost romantic reverberation, and those who had encountered Weinstein often spoke of the conviction that they would never be believed.
Something has changed. Sources have gone on the record. It’s worth it to wonder why. Perhaps because of shifts in how we understand these kinds of abuses. Recent years have seen scores of women, finding strength and some kind of power in numbers, come forward and tell their stories about Bill Cosby, Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly, Donald Trump.
While the majority of figures in Hollywood are denying knowledge of sexual harassment by former movie executive Harvey Weinstein, clips of Weinstein jokes made years ago are resurfacing online, calling celebrities’ honesty into question.
Some stars are saying they’d heard rumours of Weinstein’s behaviour, but never actually witnessed anything themselves. Regardless, there was obviously some awareness of the situation if jokes were being made — and laughed at — years before these accusations were made public in the New York Times and the New Yorker.
One example of a joke making the rounds took place at the 2013 Oscar nominations ceremony. Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, along with Emma Stone, onstage announcing the nominees for Best Supporting Actress, cracked a joke about Weinstein. (You can watch in the video clip, above.)
“Congratulations,” quipped MacFarlane. “You five ladies no longer have to pretend you’re attracted to Harvey Weinstein.” Cue the laughs from the attending audience.
Another Weinstein reference was made on comedy 30 Rock, when Jane Krakowski’s character Jenna Maroney makes a reference to sleeping with Weinstein for gigs.
“I’m not afraid of anyone in show business,” states Krakowski. “I turned down intercourse with Harvey Weinstein on no less than three occasions… out of five.”
After successfully obliterating the ISIS convoy, the Syrian Army and Hezbollah found this footage on the GO Pro camera of the terror group.
After eight years of the Obama regime ignoring and covering up the savagery of black identity extremist groups, our government just launched a major crackdown on their terrorist activities against our police officers.
While the media is bashing President Trump for supposedly downplaying the danger of groups they call “white supremacists,” the FBI’s counterterrorism division has just announced that black identity movements are a growing threat against law enforcement and stability in our country, reports Foreign Policy.
“The FBI assesses it is very likely Black Identity Extremist (BIE) perceptions of police brutality against African Americans spurred an increase in premeditated, retaliatory lethal violence against law enforcement and will very likely serve as justification for such violence,” the FBI declared in a report.
Training manuals for law enforcement are referencing these “black identity extremists” as “domestic terror groups and criminally subversive subcultures which are encountered by law enforcement professionals on a daily basis.”
It all started with the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Miss., which has been called the catalyst of the increase in violence against police officers.
The FBI report came on Aug. 3 this year — just nine days before the rally in Charlottesville, Va., were conservatives and white identity supporters were viciously attacked by these black identity terrorists with bricks, poles, fists, bottles of urine, and even a makeshift flamethrower.
Black identity terrorists are responsible for many more sickening acts:
On July 7, 2016, right after a Black Lives Matter demonstration, Army Reserve Afghan War veteran Micah Xavier Johnson trapped and fired on law enforcement, killing five officers and injuring nine more. He was enraged by police shootings against black men, and declared that he wanted to kill all white people — especially white police officers.
The FBI concluded in a report that Johnson was obviously brainwashed by black identity ideology — something that Black Lives Matter has vehemently denied.
Then, just one week later, three police officers were slaughtered in another black separatist attack in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which left three more wounded and one permanently disabled.
The goals of black identity terrorists include establishing an autonomous black homeland or ethno-state in the continental United States, and even the outright extinction of white people, whom they deem an oppressive class.
In the report, the FBI has stated that it expects further attacks from black identity terrorists in response to their perception of unfair treatment.
White Americans have been unfairly treated and targeted as hate groups, while these black identitarians have run amok. It’s high time that our government called a spade a spade. The FBI needs to ratchet up surveillance on these scum.
At least 13 people were killed troops were sent in to stop violence taking over a prison in Mexico. A protest by inmates spiralled out of control when one prisoner was killed and a number of guards were taken hostage inside the Cadereyta prison, outside the city of Monterrey. Police were originally sent in to calm the violence but the violence soon escalated with more than 250 people involved. Security forces were then sent in and resulted in the deaths of 13 people. It is not clear if the 13 were prisoners, prison guards, police or troops, or a mixture of all four.
A Harvard-educated CEO who railed against Puerto Rican government officials for their “inept” response to Hurricane Maria has received so many threats that he now fears for his safety and has hired a bodyguard.
Hillary Clinton broke six days of silence on the Harvey Weinstein scandal hours after he was alleged to have committed three rapes, saying she was 'shocked and appalled' - but saying nothing about returning his tainted donations.
The 2016 presidential loser issued a statement through her spokesman saying his behavior 'cannot be tolerated' - shortly after Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Joloie said they too were victims.
'I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein,' Clintoin said.
'The behavior described by the women coming forward cannot be tolerated. Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behaviour.'
Her statement ended silence but left open the crucial issue of the vast amount of cash Weinstein donated directly to her and her family, and brought in frm his celebrity friends.
And it came after two public appearances in which she said nothing about her mega-donor friend's sexual harassment scandal, even as she spoke atone, at UC Davis on Monday, about the 'double standards' faced by women running for president.
The Clinton Foundation has also continued to duck requests for comment from DailyMail.com about its up to $250,000 donor.
The final pressure to speak came from Tim Kaine, her running mate.
During the Monday Night Football pregame show, legendary NFL player and coach Mike Ditka weighed in on the debate over national anthem protests.
Ditka said he doesn't see all the social injustice issues that players are protesting, and he argued that everybody, regardless of race, religion, creed or color, has opportunity in America.
“There has been no oppression in the last 100 years that I know of. Now maybe I’m not watching it as carefully as other people,” Ditka said.
Ditka added that professional athletes have an obligation to "respect the game," and he would bench players who kneel during the anthem if he was still coaching.
“I don’t care who you are or how much money you make. If you don’t respect our country, then you shouldn’t be in this country playing football. Go to another country and play football. If you had to go to somewhere else and try to play this sport, you wouldn’t have a job," he said.
“If you can’t respect the flag and this country, then you don’t respect what this is all about. So I would say: Adios.”
A liberal comedian, writer, and television personality asked Democrats on Monday to demand Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton "step up" in the wake of the sexual misconduct allegations being levied against media mogul and Democratic donor Harvey Weinstein.
Lizz Winstead, co-creator of the "Daily Show" and founder of the women's health and reproductive rights non-profit organization, Lady Parts Justice, expressed her disappointment in the absent responses from Democratic political leaders including Obama and Clinton. Weinstein has supported both Clinton and Obama, having hosted numerous fundraisers over the years, and donated his own money to their campains. In total, he has donated nearly $600,000 to Democratic campaigns and committees since the early 2000s.
MSNBC host Katy Tur asked Winstead what her reaction has been to Obama and Clinton's silence.
"President Obama [and] Hillary Clinton, silent so far. How do you feel about the selective outrage? I could be outraged about Donald Trump last year, but not outraged about this?" Tur asked Winstead.
"I feel it happens a lot with women's issues and I feel really disappointed in both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton," Winstead began.
Winstead questioned why politicians haven't denounced Weinstein after the women's stories came to light.
"If you took money from this person, because this person had really good progressive goals that were in line with the politics, great. When you find out that this person is a monster, especially a monster towards women, why wouldn't you denounce it?" Winstead asked.
Not denouncing it, Winstead argued, makes accusations of sexist actions against Donald Trump ring hollow.
"Otherwise, you will never have credibility when trying to denounce, oh, I don't know, a president who talks about the freedom to sexually assault a woman in a tape that we hear on Access Hollywood," she said in reference to a recoding of a 2005 lewd conversation between Trump and Billy Bush of "Access Hollywood" that was released in October 2016.
Winstead asked if we are going to look down the road and see "America gave Trump a pass because we didn't call out this kind of behavior from Democrats?"
Tur further asked her guest about more specific connections between Weinstein, the Obama family and Clinton.
"Malia [Obama] interned for Havey Weinstein. They got tens of thousands of dollars, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, from donations. How long can they stay silent?" Tur asked.
"It is up to us to demand from them – and why aren't we demanding from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton – ‘where is your statement? Please step up. We supported you,'" Winstead said.
HANNITY: He’s so arrogant. He’s such an elitist snob. He’s the swamp. The senate hasn’t done a thing, Steve. Nothing.
BANNON: The American people see right here. This is the way – this is what they think about President Trump behind closed doors. He happened to tell The New York Times exactly what he thought. It is totally unacceptable. In a time of war, we have troops in Afghanistan, in the Northwest Pacific in Korea. We have a major problem. It could be like World War I. In the South China Sea, in the Persian Gulf – we have American lives at risk every day. He tweets on Sunday that it’s like the adult center and somebody didn’t have the morning shift. Then he has the audacity to go to The New York Times?
HANNITY: He did not know it was going to air. He didn’t know they were going to release that.
BANNON: think – by the way. I’m not sure he knew it was going to be a tape, but he gave those guys and on-the-record interview. You saw that in The New York Times.
And by the way, Phil Rucker yesterday in The Washington Post, the buried lede was he said there’s only two or three senators on Capitol Hill that have President Trump’s back. When you want to talk about why there’s no repeal and replace, why there’s no tax cut, why there’s no tax reform, why there’s no infrastructure bill — you saw it right there. Corker, McConnell, the entire clique – establishment globalist clique on Capitol Hill have to go. If we need any more proof about what they think, you heard it tonight. It’s an absolute disgrace.
HANNITY: I’ve been told by people in the room – Ben Sasse, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Corker and even McConnell. They trashed the president. But yet, they can’t get any of their promises completed.
They are the swamp. Republicans are weak and pathetic, and they are lacking in identity. And the forgotten men and women, the voter in this election are being let down.
BANNON: Look, they have total contempt for the forgotten man. They have total contempt for the base. That’s what you saw in Alabama. In Alabama, when they came in with Luther Strange, with $32 million and destroyed Judge Moore, you saw what the base thought of them, right?
HANNITY: Crushed the.
BANNON: The base totally rejected them. These people have no respect for the working men and women in the United States. I tell you what – Senator Corker is an absolute disgrace. And I agree with Jason Miller. He was the comms director on our campaign – I think one of the best comms people around. Jason was on CNN.
HANNITY: I’m sorry to hear that.
BANNON: Well, he called for Senator Corker to resign —
HANNITY: I agree with him.
BANNON: — for the governor of Tennessee to replace him with Marsha Blackburn, a real conservative. If Bob Corker had any honor, any decency — he should resign immediately. He should not let those words stand on what he said about the president of the United States.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg used a livestreamed “trip” to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico to cheerfully promote the brand’s new virtual reality platform.
In the tone-deaf video, Zuckerberg’s smiling, curly-haired avatar “teleported” with Facebook’s social virtual reality chief Rachel Franklin to the devastated US territory where they plugged the social media site’s ongoing relief efforts.
Their cartoons floated in front of a 360-degree video from NPR showing mass destruction and flooded roads in Puerto Rico in wake of Hurricane Maria.
“You can get a sense of some of the damage here that the hurricanes have done,” Zuckerberg said.
“One of things that’s really magical about virtual reality is that you can get the feeling that you’re really in a place,” he added, before pointing out that he and Franklin were, in reality, in two different buildings.
“It feels like we’re in the same place and can make eye contact,” Zuckerberg said.
“We can high five if we wanted to,” Franklin added.
Zuckerberg then went on to promote Facebook’s relief efforts in Puerto Rico, including a $1.5 million donation and building “population maps” to help the Red Cross pinpoint where help is needed most.
A University of California, San Diego student calling himself "Karl Marx" was detained and questioned after stabbing a free speech ball.
Library walk is the epicenter of campus where student organizations advocate for their respective causes, and several students and activist from Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) and the Leadership Institute were peacefully advocating for First Amendment rights at with a large inflatable ball upon which students were invited to write anything they wanted.
"I have never seen anything like this..."
The ball-buster started by signing a free speech petition with the name Karl Marx and writing “sic semper tyrannus,” (“thus always to tyrants”) on the ball, then stabbed the ball four times and walked away.
Democratic strategist Maria Cardona said Monday that Hillary Clinton is under no obligation to disavow Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against him.
Cardona said she "would imagine" Clinton will disavow Weinstein, a long-time fundraiser for the Democratic Party, and she offered a range of explanations for Democrats’ silence. The former senior advisor to Clinton pivoted to talking about her old boss's present situation and why she should not be criticized.
"You know, it's so interesting that when she does come out to talk about something, people can't wait to say, ‘Oh, Hillary Clinton just go away, why don't you just shut up,’" Cardona said, clearly critical of people's judgments of Clinton. "And then when she doesn't say anything, people are clamoring, ‘Why isn't Hillary Clinton talking?’"
"I think Hillary Clinton has earned the right to talk about what she damn well pleases when she damn well pleases," Cardona added, saying the same applied to the Obamas. "She doesn't owe anybody anything."
After offering those answers for prominent Democrats, Cardona turned the discussion to Republicans and President Donald Trump.
"Democrats did not elect a sexual predator to be in the White House," Cardona said. "When Republicans give back the millions and millions of dollars that the sexual-predator-in-chief that is now in the White House has helped them raise, then we can have this conversation."
Political commentator Margaret Hoover said Maria was missing the importance of Weinstein.
"This is a man who is a leading funder in the Democratic Party, and Michelle Obama said he was a good man," Hoover said. "She's also the same person who said listening to Donald Trump makes her physically ill during the campaign."
Hoover said the silence from Clinton and the Obamas was not befitting such prominent leaders of the Democratic Party.
"It's deafening that she hasn't said something yet, and she should, and so should the Obamas, whose daughter interned for this predator," Hoover said. Malia Obama, 19, interned with the Weinstein Company just this year.
Cardona defended Democrats by saying that none of them condone Weinstein’s actions, and also said that Democrats are "giving back" the money they received from him. The Democratic National Committee, however, has only donated a small portion of about $300,000 it received from Weinstein, giving it to Democrat-aligned groups.
Earlier Monday, Clinton took criticism for not speaking out from a former MSNBC host, as well. Other Democrats have refrained from condemning Weinstein, including Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.).
Rep. Matt Gaetz is calling on Congress to end the tax-exempt status of the NFL’s business office in the wake of controversy over players and team owners kneeling during the national anthem.
Gaetz, Northwest Florida’s Republican congressman, took to the floor of the House of Representatives on Tuesday and said players have a constitutional right to free speech, but Americans shouldn’t subsidize a sport whose players act unpatriotically.
Deandre Harris, a black man whose brutal beating at the hands of Charlottesville white supremacists was captured on video, is now wanted on charges of unlawful wounding in connection to the Aug. 12 incident.
A magistrate, not the police department, issued the warrant, although a news release said police officers had verified other video that led to the arrest. Harris is accused of attacking a man in the group that beat him.
Harris' attorney, Lee Merritt, who called the charge a "clearly retaliatory" effort from white supremacists after Harris used social media to identify suspects in the beating, said his client would turn himself in within 24 hours.
Journalist Chuck Modi posted video of the attack, which took place in a parking garage near the University of Virginia campus, on Twitter. In the clip, white supremacist marchers -- some in white polos, some in riot gear -- beat Harris with signs and poles while he struggles to stand.
Eighteen-year-old Daniel Borden, a former Mason, Ohio High School Student whom former classmates said harbored violent, anti-Semitic tendencies, was charged Aug. 25 with malicious wounding in connection to the attack.
A man was arrested for the alleged sexual assault of a 2-year-old in the bathroom of a Chick-fil-A. The toddler was naked from the waist down and David Gray, 35, allegedly got dressed and quickly tried to leave, but a customer confronted him, police said. The unidentified customer reportedly told police they saw the child in the stall with Gray, then flushed the toilet in case Gray, who was in a motorized wheelchair at the time, did not realize someone else was in the bathroom.
Democrats and the media have had a lot to say – accurate or not – in the way of pushing gun control in recent weeks, but they have nevertheless been quite careful to let everyone know they definitely support Second Amendment rights.
Not only that, but many of them know people who own guns, or even own a gun themselves.
Kellyanne Conway: To refer to somebody who is standing up for the flag and all it represents to hundreds and millions of Americans and all it signals to the world, our veterans, our unity, the founding of our nation. To call that a political stunt is truly outrageous and offensive. When Mike Pence was the governor of Indiana there were many times that he had to receive and go and comfort the family of a fallen soldier. He was helping to receive the remains of our brave men and women. And those coffins are always draped in a flag. This is a man who says he doesn’t think it’s too hard to stand.
Terrifying video has emerged from South Africa of an expletive-ridden altercation between a man wielding a wooden stick and another motorist.
In the video, filmed on September 5 in the Cape Winelands, filmer Egan Ezra is confronted in his car by another driver for not maintaining the correct distance between vehicles.
Getting out of his vehicle - which has a girl seated in the front passenger seat - and grabbing what appears to be a pick-handle‚ the aggressor approaches Ezra and screams in Afrikaans: “Ek sal jou f****n dood bliksem‚ jy ry soos n p**s”.
Local reports translate this loosely as: “I will f****n beat you to death. You drive like a p**s.”
Happily, the two later reconciled. Video shows the two taking part in a Christian feet-washing ritual aimed at showing humility towards each other.
She told the Sunday Times: “He (Farage) came to the US to campaign for Trump and spent half of his remarks insulting me in a very personal way and talking about Trump as the alpha male, the silver-backed gorilla. Think of those images and what that says about what’s acceptable and what’s not.
“Brexit should have been a bigger alarm than it was. It was some of the same people working for Trump, advocating for him. They thought, ‘Hey, we’ve got this figured out, just tell a really horrible lie over and over again, keep people off balance and make them think that this will, if not make their lives better, make them feel better.’
“They voted against modern Britain and the EU, believing that somehow this would be good for their small village. It made no sense. The same thing played out in my race, but I didn’t think we were so vulnerable. But it turned out we were wrong — in part because the Russians played a much bigger role.”
European courts have just ruled that the United Kingdom must use taxpayer dollars in order to pay for Somalian born immigrants to fight the country that is attempting to extradite them back to their homelands.
This looks like yet another attempt by those in the EU to stick the UK with penalties for leaving the European Union.
A natural gas station in Ghana’s capital, Accra, has exploded, killing an unknown number of people, a government official said.
“Unfortunately there are some fatalities and we are working to have the numbers,” the deputy information minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, told a local radio station. “There are quite a number also injured.” He said the initial blaze was largely under control and that about 200 police officers had been sent to the scene.
The explosion at about 7.30pm local time (1930 GMT) began at a state-owned GOIL liquefied natural gas station and spread to a Total petrol station across the street at the Atomic Junction, a Reuters witness said.
Frightened residents ran from the explosion, which sent a giant fireball high into the sky above the city, and at least six fire engines and several ambulances responded to the blast. A police spokeswoman, Efia Tenge, told AFP it was a gas explosion, and added: “I am in Legon [in north-easy Accra] and I heard two explosions. My whole building was shaking.”
The Accra city authorities warned people to avoid the area, which is also home to the University of Ghana campus.
Political correctness is becoming a 'very dangerous' threat to creativity and innovation, world leading fashion designer Marc Jacobs has warned.
The American businessman launched a stinging attack on those who looked to restrict freedom of expression following criticism of his own fashion show last year, where he used a cast of predominately white models to wearing dreadlocks in New York last year.
Speaking to around 400 students at the Oxford Union, Jacobs said: I think it's very dangerous to say: "You can't use this, you can't look at that, you can't borrow from that, you can't be inspired by that".
'You know, "stay in your own lane". I don't really understand that mentality and I think it's a very dangerous way of thinking.'
Critics of Jacobs, who is the lead designer for his own fashion label, accused him of 'cultural appropriation' for not using black models since he was using a hairstyle typically linked with black culture.
But he doubled-down on his response, claiming that creative types should not be subjected to 'border control' of what can or cannot be deemed acceptable, as he argued his own range took inspiration from a wide range of sources including rave culture and musicians such as Boy George.
Jacobs said: 'I didn't feel like I was doing anything wrong. I was expressing myself - these were my references and my reasons for being inspired to do it.
Dove is facing heat for a body wash ad showing a black woman taking off her shirt to reveal a white woman, with many social media users calling it racist.
Dove has removed the post from its Facebook page and posted comments on social media Saturday saying it “missed the mark in representing women of color thoughtfully.” In an emailed statement Sunday, Dove said the ad, a three-second video clip, “did not represent the diversity of real beauty which is something Dove is passionate about and is core to our beliefs, and it should not have happened … we apologize deeply and sincerely for the offense that it has caused.”
The ad was a gif showing a black woman taking off her brown shirt to reveal a white woman, who then took off her lighter-colored shirt, revealing a woman of color in a slightly darker shirt.
While that post has been taken down, there are screenshots from the ad circulating broadly online. One is a group of four images from the ad that show only the black woman turning into the white woman.
Social media users said there were racist implications of a soap ad that showed a black woman transforming into a white woman. Many who criticized the imagery said it suggests black skin is dirty and white skin is clean, and noted there is a historical legacy of racism in soap ads.
“Dove’s marketing team is fundamentally racist. A clean body is not a white body. Black bodies aren’t systematically dirty,” wrote Abigail Sewell, 34, a sociology professor at Emory University in Atlanta, on Facebook. “I’ve used their products forever, but it’s time to move on.”
It’s not the first time Dove has been criticized for being racially insensitive in an ad. A 2011 ad that showed two women of color and a white woman standing in front of “before” and “after” signs was also criticized .
Dove, which is owned by British-Dutch company Unilever, has long had an ad campaign that highlights women’s diversity.
South Korea is ready to deploy graphite bombs - also known as "blackout bombs" - that will paralyse North Korea's electrical power plants in the event of war breaking out on the peninsula.
Blackout bombs were first used by the United States in Iraq in the 1990 Gulf War and work by releasing a cloud of extremely fine, chemically treated carbon filaments over electrical components. The filaments are so fine that they act like a cloud, but cause short circuits in electrical equipment.
South Korea is actively looking to increase its defensive capabilities against the North and has been keen to develop graphite bombs because they are not lethal to civilians in surrounding areas.
The weapons have been developed by South Korea's Agency for Defence Development, Yonhap news agency reported, as one element of the Kill Chain pre-emptive strike programme.
"All technologies for the development of a graphite bomb led by the ADD have been secured", a military official said. "It is at the stage where we can build the bombs at any time".
Anti-independence protestors perform 'nazi salute' in Barcelona
British cops tipped off Spanish authorities to a tug boat carrying £200 million worth of cocaine. Nearly four tonnes of the drug were seized by international law enforcement officers in the Atlantic. The drugs were found on a tugboat between Portugal's Madeira and Azores islands. Officials found 165 individual packages of cocaine weighing 23 kg, a total of 3.7 tonnes, hidden in the boat kitchen. The Comoros-flagged vessel was towed into the Spanish port of Cadiz. Spain confirmed they were acting on intelligence from the UK's National Crime Agency (NCA).
The storm brought 85 mph winds and crashing waves that inundated some areas.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) couldn't name any laws in an interview airing Sunday that might have prevented last week's massacre in Las Vegas.
NBC host Chuck Todd asked Feinstein what laws could have prevented the massacre if she had her way with writing all laws.
"Let me ask you this: give me the slate of laws that if you could wave your wand and have enacted that could have prevented Vegas?" Todd said.
"Well, I don't know. I would have to take a good look at that and really study it," Feinstein said. "I'm not sure there is any set of laws that could have prevented it."
Congressional Democrats have responded to the massacre in Las Vegas by calling for additional gun laws and protests. Several Republicans have agreed to reevaluate the legality of bump stocks, which were used by the shooter in Las Vegas and allows semi-automatic rifles to fire quicker than they otherwise would.
Dramatic footage has captured the moment people fled in terror after a car allegedly ploughed into pedestrians outside London's Natural History Museum. Terrified bystanders are seen running and dragging young children while screams are heard in a short video posted on Twitter. Filmmaker Ellie Mackay uploaded the clip as she told how armed police and helicopters were scrambled "in seconds" near the museum in South Kensington. She tweeted: "Evacuation at southkensington Police and armed guards, helicopters on scene in seconds londonmet." Shocked eyewitnesses described how the vehicle "drove into people" near the famous museum , with victims seen being treated in the street.
During a recent rally for Muslim students at UCLA, one of the leaders of the Muslim Student Association (MSA), Amir Abdel Malik, proclaimed that his Muslim Brotherhood-backed group would “die to establish Islam” in America, where he publicly announced his group’s credos that poses a direct threat to our country’s national security. This is the Muslim Students’ Association Pledge of Allegiance is almost identical to terrorists’ credos, where it states:
“Islam is my Life.”
“The Koran is my Guide.”
“The Sunna is my Practice.”
“Jihad is my Spirit.”
“Righteousness is my Character, and Paradise is my Goal.”
“I enjoy what is right.”
“I forbid what is wrong.”
“And I will fight against oppression.”
“AND I WILL DIE TO ESTABLISH ISLAM.”
A massive group of Muslim migrants launch an attack on British citizens attempting to enter the magistrates court in Birmingham, UK.
Several people that were attacked were part of the group that was apparently attempting to stop a mosque from being built.