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Pantaleo Recommendation Fallout; National Night Out Against Crime; & More: The Week Ahead in New York Politics, August 5  Gotham Gazette

What to watch for this week in New York politics: New York and the country begin the weekend dealing with the devastating mass shootings over the weekend in …

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The Global Security News: 1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites): Eurasia Review: Baltimore Black Kids Escape To Trump Country – OpEd

A year and a half ago, my wife Mary
and I moved closer to our parents.  We relocated from Florida to what I
nicknamed “Trump Country USA,” a tiny town in West Virginia.  I’ve seen
MAGA cap–wearers and a few lawns with old Trump signs.

Our
tiny town emits Christian traditional American values.  We enjoy the
annual Christmas and July 4th parades.  Only a handful of blacks, which
includes me, live here.

A
few days after we moved into our home, our neighbor Meg welcomed us
with a homemade apple pie.  Meg recently called and asked us to help
with the “Friends of the Library” picnic for the kids.  The last thing I
wanted to do was to spend a day with screaming kids.  Yet Mary and I
knew God was setting us up to be a blessing.

The picnic was a blast.  Mary and I helped serve food, play games, and clean up afterward.  Our town’s volunteer fire department truck sprayed the kids with water.  They loved it.

I
learned that the Friends of the Library summer reading program is
solely funded by community fundraising events.  Two days a week, kids of
all ages are read books and read books at the town library.  The theme
this year was “Space” in honor of the 50th anniversary of the U.S.
landing on the moon.  The kids were even treated to a road trip to a
space museum.  I thought, “Wow, this town is a living breathing Norman
Rockwell painting.”

At the picnic, I met an extremely bright, articulate 15-year-old black kid and his three younger siblings.  Mary read in the local newspaper that he is the best runner in the county, receiving offers and scholarships.

His
grandmother is white.  She moved him and his three siblings from the
Baltimore projects to live with her because their parents are drug
addicts.  She laid down the law to her grandson that his Baltimore thug
attitude would not be tolerated in her home.  Grandma’s tough love
parenting worked.

If
you watched the Democratic presidential debates, you could conclude
that everyone and everything in America is racist.  In my tiny town of
Trump voters, everyone appears to embrace and support the four black
kids who escaped the hood of Baltimore.

Folks,
I have high hopes for this kid, the runner.  I see greatness in
him.  He has a calm spirit.  He is academically solid and trains hard,
running several miles every day.  I gave him fatherly advice to stay
focused on his dreams.  He replied, “Yes sir.”

It
is amazing what a child can achieve once he is distanced from the
destructive atmosphere of a Democrat-controlled city.  Despicably,
Democrats and fake news media relentlessly seek to fill black youths
with victim mindsets — hate for their country and hate for Trump voters.

I
trust that God will give me more opportunities to mentor my young
runner.  Prayerfully, I will open his eyes to the truth that he is
blessed to be an American and that America is the greatest land of
opportunity on the planet for all who choose to go for their dreams.  I
look forward to seeing my runner on team USA in the Olympics.  That will
be awesome!

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The Global Security News: 1. Russia from Michael_Novakhov (116 sites): Voice of America – English: Bus Carrying Afghan Journalists Attacked in Kabul

VOA’s Ibrahim Rahimi contributed to this report from Paktia, Afghanistan.

A mini-bus carrying the employees of a private television station in Afghanistan has been struck by a magnetic bomb pasted to the vehicle, killing two people and injuring three others, all civilians, Afghan officials said Sunday.

Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesperson for the Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs said Sunday that a bomb was placed inside the vehicle carrying the employees of Khorshid TV, a privately-owned TV station that is headquartered in the capital, Kabul.

According to officials, two people have been killed in the attack including the driver of the vehicle and a civilian passing by. Three others were wounded, two are employees of Khorshid TV and the third person is a civilian who was near the vehicle.

No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but this is not the first time that journalists have been targeted in the country by militant groups.

Incident follows reporter’s killing

Last month, unknown armed assailants killed a reporter for a local radio station in Afghanistan’s eastern Paktia province.

Nader Shah Sahibzada, a reporter for Voice of Gardiz local radio, went missing in July and authorities found his body a day later near his home in the capital city, Gardiz.

Nader Shah Sahibzada, a reporter for Voice of Gardiz local radio in Paktia province, in seen in an undated social media photo.

Initial autopsy reports suggest that Sahibzada had been severely tortured and stabbed to death.

No group claimed responsibility for Sahibzada’s killing, but in June the Taliban warned Afghan media outlets that if they do not stop what the militant group called “anti-Taliban statements”, they would be targeted.

“Those who continue doing so will be recognized by the group as military targets who are helping the Western-backed government of Afghanistan,” the insurgent group said in a statement.

“Reporters and staff members will not remain safe,” the statement added.

Violence a dead-end street

Both the U.S. and Afghanistan condemned Taliban’s threats against the Afghan media outlets.

“Freedom of expression and attacks on media organizations is in contradiction to human and Islamic values,” Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s office said in a statement.

John Bass, the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, said in a tweet that the Taliban should stop threatening Afghan journalists.

“More violence, against journalists or civilians, will not bring security and opportunity to Afghanistan, nor will it help the Taliban reach their political objectives,” Bass said.

Sunday’s attack is not an isolated incident.  According to media advocacy groups in Afghanistan, so far this year seven local journalists have been killed by militants excluding Sunday’s attack.

FILE – Afghans take part in a burial ceremony of a journalist, in Kabul, Afghanistan, June 7, 2016. Fifteen journalists were reportedly killed in the country in 2018.

Deadliest place for journalists

Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF), which advocates for freedom of the press around the world, reported that Afghanistan was the world’s deadliest country for journalists in 2018 followed by Syria.

The group said in its annual report in late December that 15 journalists have been killed in Afghanistan and 11 others have been killed in Syria, making both countries the deadliest places for journalists around the world.

The increased fatalities among journalists in Afghanistan is due in part to bombings and shootings that targeted media workers.

In April of 2018, a double bombing in Kabul killed nine journalists, including six Radio Free Europe reporters.

The Islamic State (IS) terror group claimed responsibility for those attacks, which they said deliberately targeted journalists.

Some materials used in this report came from Reuters.

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The Global Security News: 1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites): Stars and Stripes: Historically wet US Northwest faces growing wildfire threat

Nestled in the foothills of Washington’s Cascade Mountains, the bustling Seattle suburb of Issaquah seems an unlikely candidate for anxiety over wildfires.

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Caustic Casanova heading to the road  Next Mosh

Washington, DC heavy rock unit Caustic Casanova are getting ready to embark on a 35-date trek through North America starting this upcoming week in Chapel …

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Attack highlights challenge of pursuing domestic extremists  News 12 Brooklyn

Federal authorities investigating the El Paso shooting call it an act of domestic terrorism, but they cannot apply the same terrorism law that prosecutors have …

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1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): News 12 – Home: Attack highlights challenge of pursuing domestic extremists

Federal authorities investigating the El Paso shooting call it an act of domestic terrorism, but they cannot apply the same terrorism law that has been used for years against the Islamic State and al-Qaida.

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Boardman Trio to perform at Temple Shalom  Lewiston Sun Journal

AUBURN — The Boardman Trio, which includes Greg Boardman, his brother Kip and Greg’s son Aidan, will perform at Temple Shalom at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug.

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