Lombardi Launches Where’s Kinzinger Facebook Page

Facebook Page Will Help Residents Of The Sixteenth District Locate Their Missing Congressman

Adam Kinzinger was elected to serve the residents Illinois 16th District. But ever since voting to impeach Donald Trump and becoming the darling of the far left he has been missing from the district ”

— Jack Lombardi

MANHATTAN, IL, UNITED STATES, May 10, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today, Jack Lombardi, Republican Congressional candidate for Illinois’ 16th Congressional District launched a Facebook page – Where’s Kinzinger. The Facebook page will help residents of the 16th District locate their missing Congressman, Adam Kingzinger. Kinzinger has been a frequent guest on CNN and MSNBC criticizing fellow Republicans while giving Democrats a pass since voting to impeach Donald Trump. He has called the Republican Party, “the Titanic” as he tries out to be a host on one of the progressive networks. Kingziner formed a Super PAC to raise money while neglecting the voters of the Sixteenth District. He even made it to Texas, not to check on the border crisis but to back an anti-Trump candidate in a special election who lost. Yet when it comes to being in the Sixteenth District and serving the voters who elected him, Kinzinger is AWOL. Lombardi’s Facebook page will help voters keep track of Kinzinger’s travels.

“Adam Kinzinger was elected to serve the residents Illinois Sixteenth District,” said Jack Lombardi. “But ever since voting to impeach Donald Trump and becoming the darling of the far left, he has been missing from the district and voters want to find him. This Facebook page will help the voters keep track of his many appearances on CNN and MSNBC and other travels, while he fails to represent the people who elected him.

“The people of the Sixteenth District deserve a representative who will work for them and stay true to their values, not to those of the far left,” concluded Lombardi. “In Congress I will never forget who sent me to represent them and will always be found in the district.”

Lombardi Background
Lombardi’s story is that of an ordinary Chicagoan with exceptional zeal who broke the norm, building a better life with the resources he had at hand. Today, he is a successful businessman with vast experience in leading diverse teams to a common goal of success.

A natural entrepreneur, Lombardi earned his first money at age 8 selling soda on a neighborhood street corner. He started his first business, Lombardi Trucking, by age 22 and has never looked back. Currently, Lombardi owns Chicago's premiere digital marketing company and runs multiple internet companies.

Born and bred on Chicago's southwest side, Lombardi went to nearby St. Laurence High School and later attended Northwestern Business College. He is proud to be the husband of Sharon Lombardi and father of his son Jack III and daughter, Summer.

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(Exclusive Video ) Iran: Resistance Units, Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) supporters Urge Sham Election Boycott

Among distributed slogans: "Maryam Rajavi; No to oppression and plunder, yes to a democratically-elected republic”

— NCRI

PARIS, FRANCE, May 10, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — During the first week of May 2021, Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK/PMOI) supporters and the Resistance Units called for a boycott of the mullahs' sham presidential election by installing banners and placards, writing graffiti, and distributing leaflets throughout Iran,

In addition to different areas of the Greater Tehran, these activities took place in other cities including, Isfahan, Shiraz, Kerman, Ilam, Qom, Tabriz, Qazvin, Khorramabad, Rasht, Ahvaz, Zahedan, Kermanshah, Qaemshahr, Chaboksar, Sanandaj, Astaneh-ye Ashrafiyeh, Behbahan, Sabzevar, Esfarayen, Bojnurd, Dorud, Meshgin Shahr, and Shahriar.

Among the slogans were: "Boycotting the sham election is a patriotic duty," "Maryam Rajavi: No to the rule of the mullahs, no to religious tyranny, no to oppression and plunder, yes to a democratically-elected republic," "Maryam Rajavi: nationwide boycott of the election, a response to the murderers of 1,500 martyrs of November 2019 uprising,” “Maryam Rajavi: A popular uprising is awaiting the mullahs, and will lead to their overthrow," "Massoud Rajavi: Iran’s destiny to be determined not by the mullahs’ ballot box, but by the uprising of Iran’s valiant children,” "My vote is regime changes, yes to a democratically-elected republic," "We will not vote, hail to Rajavi,” "Massoud Rajavi: Our vote is regime change and the boycott of the sham election," “Democracy, freedom, with Maryam Rajavi," “The workers vote is regime change in Iran."

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
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Brotschol Condemns Biden Administration For Cancelling Rolling to Ride

Asks Why Is Sherrill Silent In Standing Up For Veterans

The Biden Administration seems to want to cancel any patriotic event they can from fireworks at Mount Rushmore to the Rolling Remember Ride for our brave veterans who are still missing”

— Hillery Brotschol.

LAKE HIAWATHA, NEW JERSEY, UNITED STATES, May 10, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today, Hillery Brotschol, Republican Congressional candidate for New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District condemned the refusal of the Biden Administration to allow the Rolling to Remember Ride on Memorial Day. This is the first time in thirty years that the three – day event capped by a massive motorcycle demonstration ride raising awareness for 80,000+ unaccounted for POW/MIAs & national veteran suicide awareness has been cancelled. Brotschol condemned the silence of Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, herself a veteran regarding this snub to our brave veterans and their memories.

“The Biden Administration seems to want to cancel any patriotic event they can from fireworks at Mount Rushmore to the Rolling Remember Ride for our brave veterans who are still missing,” said Hillery Brotschol. “It is shameful that Mikie Sherrill remains silent on the Rolling to Remember Ride, yet that seems to be her standard operating procedure when it comes to dealing with our veterans or standing up for New Jersey’s Eleventh District.

Hillery Brotschol is the new generation of young Republicans committed to fighting to preserve our Constitution and stop the progressive socialist movement. She has often been called the “Good Hillery.”

Hillery is a lifelong resident of Morris County and a graduate of Montclair State University. Her unique background, which can attract young voters, includes being an award-winning screenwriter, film producer and a proud union member.

Like Ronald Reagan, Hillery spent most of her adult life as a registered Democrat and realized that the Democratic Party left her and that they are a party of special interest groups and socialist progressives.

Hillery is running for office because she refuses to allow the people of the 11th District to be bullied into silence and submission by a Congress that does nothing but vilify those who dare to disagree.

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Digital Advocacy Platform GovBuddy Enhances User Security

Industry Leading GovBuddy Prioritizes User Security

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, May 10, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Capitol Enquiry today announced GovBuddy Users are entering any and all data encrypted in transit and at rest within a SOC2 compliant environment, a new standard for digital advocacy platforms. GovBuddy is the leading California digital advocacy platform. These security enhancements to GovBuddy user security help protect customer data.

Enhancements to GovBuddy security include:

1.) SOC2 compliant hosting providing attestation for all customer data.
2.) Encryption at rest in the file system and in the database.
3.) Encryption in transit from GovBuddy User endpoint devices.
4.) Mandatory 2FA for all GovBuddy User accounts.

GovBuddy security enhancements are now available at no extra cost for all GovBuddy users. For more information on GovBuddy, visit http://www.govbuddy.com.

About Capitol Enquiry: Capitol Enquiry was founded in 1973 by Ruth Pritchard and continues to serve the Sacramento community of advocacy professionals. Capitol Enquiry launched our first website in 1996. GovBuddy was launched in 2009 and has both web and mobile apps for subscribers.

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Reaction to Tiger on the Loose in Houston Suburbs from Animal Wellness Action

Animal Wellness Action Says Tiger in West Houston Provides More Evidence That Congress Must Adopt the Big Cat Public Safety Act With Urgency

HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES, May 10, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — In the latest incident involving an escaped captive big cat, amateur video was released late last night of a tiger roaming a suburban West Houston community, with one individual brandishing a weapon in an apparent attempt to prevent a violent charge or lunge by the animal. A man who claimed to be the owner then was able to coax the animal into his home before a shooting occurred.

Texas has no statewide law forbidding private ownership of tigers and other big cats, although many local jurisdictions do have policies forbidding ownership. Yet law enforcement are almost never trained to handle such situations.

“Private citizens and emergency responders should not have to come face to face with a lion or a tiger in a crisis,” said Wayne Pacelle, president of Animal Wellness Action. “These animals belong in the wild or in reputable sanctuaries or zoos and nowhere else. This epidemic of private ownership of these exotic animals must be put to a swift end before more animals die and more people are injured or killed.”

Emergency responders are not equipped to safely handle circumstances where there is an animal escape, a domestic violence dispute, a natural disaster, or some other crisis.

Private citizens acquire tigers or other big cats as cubs, but soon realize they are unable to handle a 300-pound carnivore. When private citizens and roadside zoos dump tigers and lions into the exotic animal trade, they become an unfunded liability for animal welfare sanctuaries and zoos the next 20 years. Reputable zoos and animal welfare groups take in these big cats to help them, but it comes at a great and unanticipated expense. It may cost as much as a million dollars to house, feed, and care for a tiger for 20 years.

“Texas has had a cascade of dangerous incidents, including recently in San Antonio,” added Mr. Pacelle, who worked to pass the Captive Wildlife Safety Act in Congress in 2003. That legislation has not been properly implemented and enforced and had a technical problem that requires new legislation to amend it. The Big Cat Public Safety Act, H.R. 263 and S. 1210, would correct that problem, ban any interstate transport of big cats for the pet trade, and outlaw commercial cub petting operations, like the own featured in the Netflix sensation “Tiger King.”

The tigers and lions bred for the pet trade or as roadside attractions do not have good lives. These animals, native to Africa and Asia, typically endure substandard conditions and life almost never turns out well for them.

Texas passed a law to address captive big cats, but the law requires counties to take additional legislative action to address the problem. U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX-07), whose district lies within the Houston area as well as Reps. Marc Veasey (D-TX-33), Sylvia Garcia (D-TX-29), Colin Allred (D-TX-32), Michael McCaul (R-TX-10), Veronica Escobar (D-TX-16), and Lance Gooden (R-TX-05) are current cosponsors of the Big Cat Public Safety Act but Republican U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz have yet to cosponsor the Senate companion bill despite the endorsement from the National Sherriff’s Association, Fraternal Order of Police, and numerous other law enforcement officials across the state.

Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

The Animal Wellness Foundation (Foundation) is a Los Angeles-based private charitable organization with a mission of helping animals by making veterinary care available to everyone with a pet, regardless of economic ability. We organize rescue efforts and medical services for dogs and cats in need and help homeless pets find a loving caregiver. We are advocates for getting veterinarians to the front lines of the animal welfare movement; promoting responsible pet ownership; and vaccinating animals against infectious diseases such as distemper. We also support policies that prevent animal cruelty and that alleviate suffering. We believe helping animals helps us all.

The Center for a Humane Economy (“the Center”) is a non-profit organization that focuses on influencing the conduct of corporations to forge a humane economic order. The first organization of its kind in the animal protection movement, the Center encourages businesses to honor their social responsibilities in a culture where consumers, investors, and other key stakeholders abhor cruelty and the degradation of the environment and embrace innovation as a means of eliminating both.

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Election integrity watchdog accuses Milwaukee of wrongdoing

Residents file complaint alleging city officials let private activists manage election process

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, UNITED STATES, May 10, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Amistad Project, the leading election integrity watchdog, announced today that it has filed a complaint with the Wisconsin Election Commission (WEC) against the City of Milwaukee on behalf of five local residents, who allege that city officials violated both Wisconsin law and the U.S. Constitution by letting private groups set the rules and help administer the 2020 presidential election.

Citing information obtained by The Amistad Project through litigation, open records requests, and on-the-ground investigations, the complaint describes how the left-leaning Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) awarded an initial $100,000 grant to Racine, which gave $10,000 each to Milwaukee, Madison, Kenosha, and Green Bay as an enticement to join what became known as the “Wisconsin 5.”

The cities received $6.3 million in CTCL grants, one-third of which went to Milwaukee. In exchange, they accepted conditions imposing new rules on their elections distinct from those established by the Wisconsin Legislature to govern elections elsewhere in the state.

“None of the cities received approval for this arrangement from either the legislature or the WEC,” said Amistad Project attorney Erick Kaardal. “This is doubly worrisome because the grant agreements allowed CTCL to claw back the money if its conditions were not rigorously followed.”

CTCL’s funding was ostensibly intended to help cities safely conduct elections amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, but many of the grant conditions were transparently designed to boost turnout among Democrat-leaning voters, such as employing “voter navigators” to help voters “complete their ballots,” targeting racial minorities for outreach and assistance, and requiring the cities to “encourage and increase absentee voting by mail” – even though Wisconsin law explicitly seeks to prevent “overzealous solicitation of absent electors who may prefer not to participate in an election.”

“With those conditions in place, CTCL was able to insinuate activists from aligned groups such as the National Vote at Home Institute into the election process under the pretext of ‘helping’ the cities meet their obligations,” said Phill Kline, director of The Amistad Project of the Thomas More Society. “These public-private partnerships obliterated the transparency and accountability necessary for truly free and fair elections.”

In Milwaukee, emails show leftist activists and election officials sharing raw voter data and discussing how best to maximize turnout in “areas with predominantly minorities.”

To help repair the damage, The Amistad Project is calling on the WEC to disallow unauthorized private funding in future elections, and demanding that the “Wisconsin 5” and their private partners disclose all communications they had regarding the 2020 elections.

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Colorado Church Releases Open Letter Concerning Police & Prosecutor Abuse of Black Parishioners

Aggrieved Church Says Due Process is Manipulated to Ensure Blacks are Convicted & Imprisoned

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, USA, May 10, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — In a May 3, 2021 open letter, the Colorado Springs Fellowship Church (CSFC) takes a hard line against Colorado Springs police chief Vince Niski, El Paso County District Attorney Michael Allen and Mayor John Suthers for their continuing failure to hold Detective Brian Corrado accountable for conducting a biased investigation predicated on racial and religious bias against black parishioners and for his alleged participation in the theft of $20,000.00 worth of church property.

“People have a tendency to be dismissive of claims against police officers, prosecutors and judges because they are revered in our society as protectors and defenders of justice,” says Lamont Banks, Executive Director of A Just Cause. “But underneath the blue uniform and black robe, and behind the noble job title and prestigious law degree, they are fallible humans who are capable of lying, being racist, biased or committing a crime. There is never a reason to demonize all justice officials for the actions of few, but we need to stop with the God-complex, superhero view of police, prosecutors and judges,” says Banks.

A Just Cause says the Colorado Springs Fellowship Church has every reason to cry foul because court and police records show:

1) Detective Corrado conducted a biased, one-sided investigation against the church
2) Detective Corrado encouraged subjects of the investigation (Nick and Arnisha Gainer) to steal church property
3) Detective Corrado told the subjects of the investigation that he and the Colorado Springs Police Department would treat their theft of church property as a civil matter
4) Detective Corrado and El Paso County Assistant District Attorney Katy Kinney charged church parishioners with felony crimes based solely on the story of the subjects who stole church property
5) El Paso County Assistant District Attorney Katy Kinney rejected and returned CSFC’s property theft complaint without even viewing it, stating that if Corrado didn’t present it to her as a criminal case with probable cause, she wouldn’t look at it.

CSFC permitted the Gainers to temporarily reside in a corporate apartment leased and furnished by the church, provided they follow the rules of no drugs and guns in the apartment. After violating the rules and becoming belligerent with church leadership, the Gainers decided they no longer wanted to attend the church. Seven parishioners went to the apartment to secure its $20,0000 worth of property. Nick Gainer pulled a gun on parishioners, prompting church parishioners to call the police. The Gainers subsequently moved out of the apartment and with the encouragement and approval of Detective Corrado, they stole all the church’s property. Corrado and Kinney quickly arrested and maliciously charged church members with felony burglary and stalking.

Church leadership was shocked and dismayed that Corrado and Kinney charged their parishioners with felony crimes after they called the police to protect them and their property. It appears that Corrado and Kinney conspired together in a scheme to violate the law and civil rights of black church parishioners.

The church filed a formal complaint against Corrado for conducting a biased investigation and participating in the theft of $20,000.00 worth of church property as well as failing/refusing to arrest and charge the Gainers for stealing their property.

According to a report by CSPD Internal Affairs (IA) an IA investigator requested that the district attorney’s office review the complaint of theft by CSFC because it was directly linked to charges against parishioners. Corrado told the IA investigator that Deputy DA Katy Kinney would not even consider reviewing the criminal complaint unless he believed there was probable cause to arrest and charge the Gainers. “I do not believe there is probable cause [to arrest and charge the Gainers with felony theft],” Corrado told the IA investigator
(Click https://bit.ly/33p0TsU to view IA report). “Corrado is a liar and the audio recording of his interview with Arnisha Gainer proves it,” says Banks.

In an audio recording from court records, Arnisha Gainer tells Detective Corrado: “I know they want THEIR STUFF and I don’t know if we- if we take it, if we’re in the wrong from taking it.” The recording then shows Corrado inducing Gainer into committing theft of church property under the guise that Gainer had previously suggested to him that she thought the $20,000.00 worth of church property was a gift. Corrado, who is not an attorney, suggests to Gainer that she should hire a “civil attorney” and tells her with an obvious wink and nod that “the way we look at this case is, they were there to take things back they THOUGHT belonged to them,” Corrado told Gainer (Click https://bit.ly/3uAp7N5 to hear audio of Gainer & Corrado).

A Just Cause poses the following questions to Corrado, Chief Niski, El Paso County District Attorney Michael Allen, and Mayor John Suthers (former Colorado State Attorney General and former Colorado U.S. Attorney):

1) If Arnisha Gainer really believed twenty thousand dollars worth of church property was a gift and belonged to her why would she say the church wanted “THEIR STUFF” and ask Corrado if it would be wrong to take it?
2) If Corrado truly believed the property belonged to the Gainers and had irrefutable proof of that why didn’t he just tell her the church has no right to her property?
3) Does Corrado have evidence showing the church board signed over the property to the Gainers?
4) Why was Detective Corrado, who is not an attorney, giving Ms. Gainer legal advice?
5) If (according to Corrado) parishioners went to the corporate church apartment to secure property they THOUGHT belonged to them, why were they arrested and charged with burglary when there was no intent to commit a crime?
6) If Detecive Corrado was conducting an unbiased investigation and searching for the truth, why didn’t he contact the church board and ask them whether the board had gave TWENTY THOUSAND dollars worth of property to the Gainers?
7) Why did Deputy DA Kinney (who is supposed to be searching for the truth) refuse to review a complaint that is directly linked to her case against the parishioners? “Furthermore, isn’t ‘probable cause’ a legal standard that is ultimately determined by the district attorney, not the police?

Court discovery documents also show that prior to her interview, Arnisha Gainer provided Corrado with a letter she received and signed for from church attorney Bernard Kleinman, telling her not to remove or damage church property (Click https://bit.ly/3tWGo2f to view letter).

Black’s Law Dictionary (Abridged, 10th Edition) defines probable cause as “a reasonable ground to suspect that a person has committed or is committing a crime or that a place contains specific items connected with a crime.”

“There was clearly probable cause under the law to arrest and charge the Gainers with felony theft of church property, or as Ms. Gainer put it, THEIR STUFF!” says Banks. “Court records prove that Detective Corrado is a biased, crooked cop who obstructed justice and lied to Internal Affairs,” adds Banks. “Corrado is a ‘bad apple’ in the Colorado Springs Police Department and the same goes for Corrado cohort Katy Kinney in the El Paso County District Attorney’s Office who apparently conspired with Corrado to wrongly prosecute parishioners,” exclaims Banks. “What is elected District Attorney Michael Allen’s knowledge or involvement in this malicious, biased prosecution against these black parishioners?” asks Banks. “African Americans distrust police, prosecutors and the so-called legal process because of cases just like this,” adds Banks.

The Colorado Springs Fellowship Church explains in their open letter that African Americans deep distrust in policing and the criminal justice system stems from cases like theirs, far more than George Floyd’s which received broad media attention.

“It is the hundreds (if not thousands) of cases like ours that occur daily where blacks are harassed, abused, charged with felony crimes…for the most innocuous conduct as well as being subjected to a different standard of due process—an unfair due process standard where blacks are overwhelmingly presumed guilty and the law is manipulated in the courts to ensure they are convicted and imprisoned,” CSFC’s letter stated. “The mass incarceration of blacks was not happenstance; it was cases like ours where police brass, prosecutors, judges, and mayors support rogue police in destroying black lives,” said CSFC.

In their open letter, CSFC also accuses Corrado and Kinney of having the same indifferent “attitude and hubris” as Chauvin.

“Is what Derek Chauvin did much different than what Corrado and the El Paso County DA are doing?” the church said in its letter. “Chauvin abused his power to take George Floyd’s life and brought immeasurable pain and suffering to Floyd’s family, friends, and community,” added CSFC. “Corrado and the El Paso County DA are abusing their power to destroy lives through the gratuitous taking of liberty—to murder reputations—to bring pain and suffering to black families and the black community,” CSFC’s board wrote. “You cannot take liberty without taking a major part of someone’s life,” exclaimed CSFC’s Board.

“A knee from law enforcement doesn’t have to be physically on the neck of a person to cause irreparable harm to them,” says Lamont Banks, Executive Director of A Just Cause. “As the church said in its letter, Corrado and the District Attorney Allen are, in essence, putting their respective knees on the necks of parishioners liberty through bias and abuse of the legal process. Their apparent goal is to make sure these parishioners ‘can’t breathe’ free air and add them to the mass incarceration totals of African Americans,” says Banks.

CSFC parishioners told A Just Cause that they don’t hate police or believe the entire Colorado Springs Police Department is crooked. But they are very distrusting of Chief Niski, District Attorney Michael Allen and Mayor John Suthers doing nothing about Corrado’s and Kinney’s corruption, the theft of church property, and allowing them to be unjustly arrested, charged, booked, stripped, humiliated and having their lives continue to be disrupted by the Colorado justice system when they had the power to do something about it.

“Prosecutors and judges in America seemed to be obsessed with locking up African-Americans for almost anything yet they tell us to trust in the rule of law when there is a different set of rules for blacks,” adds Banks. “I encourage everyone to read CSFC’s open letter at https://bit.ly/3gYQvjC,” concludes Banks.

To bring attention to Corrado and the district attorney’s abuse of the church, A Just Cause has published three previous online press releases (see links below) and will continue to shed light on CSFC’s injustice on their Internet radio show (www.ajcradio.com).

AJC’s radio show airs on Thursday nights from 8PM to 10PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) and has a listening audience of up to 30 million people.

https://www.einpresswire.com/article/536187404/church-says-cop-s-religious-bias-responsible-for-theft-of-their-property?r=pafcRN-pBcXghm7cUB

https://www.einpresswire.com/article/537092645/colorado-church-praised-for-supporting-law-enforcement-becomes-victim-of-biased-police-detective?r=pa6jH9tt3gD-ZsZgkd

https://www.einpresswire.com/article/537750337/court-records-expose-police-officer-s-bias-and-culpability-in-theft-of-church-property?r=paYsHZ8GcO4x0F5SPe

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Minnesota Attorney General, Chauvin Prosecutor Keith Ellison to Keynote PuLSE Institute Criminal Justice Reform Forum

Keith Ellison, the attorney general of the state of Minnesota led the successful and historic prosecution of White police officer Derek Chauvin, who was recently convicted for killing George Floyd

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, Who Led Successful Prosecution of Derek Chauvin in Killing of George Floyd to Keynote PuLSE Institute Forum

Thank you for your invitation to address The PuLSE Institute. I gladly accept and look forward to presenting a vision for criminal justice reform and how it weaves into the dream of Dr. King.”

— Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison

DETROIT , MICHIGAN, USA , May 9, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, who presided over the successful and historic prosecution of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was recently convicted for killing George Floyd in the summer of 2020, has accepted the invitation of The PuLSE Institute to deliver a major keynote address on reforming the criminal justice system. The push for serious reform is gathering steam in the wake of the groundbreaking verdict against Chauvin, whose knee on Floyd’s neck ignited an international outcry against police brutality and sparked a summer of demonstrations for racial justice around the country.

Attorney General Ellison will speak at The PuLSE Institute’s virtual forum in Detroit on Tuesday, June 1, 4-6pm on the theme: “America and the Dream of Martin Luther King Jr.: Ending the Unjust Application of the Law” during a 45-minute keynote that will lay out the moral, legal and political necessity for transforming the system of justice. The forum is free and open to the public registration can be found here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/minnesota-ag-keith-ellison-to-keynote-pulse-criminal-justice-reform-forum-tickets-153399374659).

Ellison’s address will be followed by a Q&A interview with Bankole Thompson, the editor-in-chief and dean of The PuLSE Institute. Thompson, a nationally renowned journalist and culture critic is also a twice-a-week opinion columnist at The Detroit News.

“Thank you for your invitation to address The PuLSE Institute in Detroit. I gladly accept and look forward to presenting a vision for criminal justice reform and how it weaves into the dream of Dr. King and his observation of the unjust application of the law across the nation. More importantly, I look forward to engaging with the audience during a Q&A session,” Attorney General Ellison told Thompson.

Originally from Detroit, Ellison, was sworn in as Minnesota’s 30th Attorney General in 2019, where he became the first African American and the first Muslim American to be elected to statewide office in Minnesota.

From 2007 to 2019, Ellison represented Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he championed consumer, worker, environmental, and civil- and human-rights protections for Minnesotans. He served for 12 years on the House Financial Services Committee, where he helped oversee the financial services industry, the housing industry, and Wall Street, among others.

Among his legislative accomplishments are passing provisions to protect credit-card holders from abusive practices and protect the rights of renters and tenants. While in Congress, he founded the Congressional Antitrust Caucus and the Congressional Consumer Justice Caucus. He also served as co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which he helped build to more than 100 members.

Before being elected to Congress, Attorney General Ellison served four years in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Prior to entering elective office, he spent 16 years as an attorney specializing in civil-rights and defense law, including five years as executive director of the Legal Rights Center. As the leader of this public-interest law firm, he oversaw a team of attorneys focused on delivering justice for Minnesotans who had nowhere else to turn. He was also a noted community activist. He received his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1990.

“Justice has often eluded our criminal justice system, particularly when race is injected and closely examined. For decades we have seen a duality in the application of the law that predetermines guilt and exerts harsher punishment for people of color prior to ever even stepping foot before a judge in a courtroom. In order for the American system of justice to truly live up to its creed of equal justice under law, prosecutors, the key administrators of the system, must apply equitable standards to ensure that fairness and due process are granted to every citizen,” said Attorney Tina M. Patterson, the president and director of research at The PuLSE Institute. “Attorney General Keith Ellison’s keynote before The PuLSE Institute is a welcome address to explain how the system can move the needle toward justice in this era that is ripe and long overdue for the demands of change.”

Thompson, whose illuminating and influential work on economic and racial justice issues inspired the founding of The PuLSE Institute in 2018, and has also helped elevate the discourse around poverty and inequality in Detroit, the nation’s largest Black city, said Ellison’s address is vital.

“Attorney General Ellison is one of the strongest public authorities on the subject of criminal justice reform right now,” Thompson said. “It is not lost on any of us that reform will only become a reality when elected officials like Ellison are willing to demand change and do so courageously with the authority vested in them as public officials. When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in his didactic Letter from the Birmingham Jail warned about the unjust application of the law, he was also summoning future public officials such as Ellison in this dispensation to write justice with Black ink on White paper. That is why we welcome Attorney General Ellison to The PuLSE Institute to speak not only on such a profound topic, but also to provide a roadmap about where the nation should be headed.”

A national independent anti-poverty think tank headquartered in Detroit, and commonly referred to as Detroit’s anti-poverty think tank, The PuLSE Institute, has a National Advisory Panel made up of leaders and thinkers who are invested in the fight against global poverty, inequality and racial injustice. They include Dr. Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Bernard Lafayette, National Coordinator of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign under civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Robert Weiner, former White House spokesman, Sister Simone Campbell, a leading anti-poverty crusader in the American Catholic community etc.

Most recently Dr. Natalia Kanem, the United Nations Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of UNFPA, the UN Reproductive Agency, delivered a keynote address at the Institute on women, poverty and the coronavirus pandemic.

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Animal Wellness Action Responds to Kentucky Derby Winner's Alleged Positive Test for Illegal Drug

Medina Spirit's trainer Bob Baffert is interviewed at Santa Anita Park April 4, 2009 in Arcadia, CA.

Medina Spirit’s trainer Bob Baffert is interviewed at Santa Anita Park April 4, 2009 in Arcadia, CA.

AWA executive director Marty Irby testifying at a House hearing on H.R. 1754 in January 2020

AWA executive director Marty Irby testifying at a House hearing on H.R. 1754 in January 2020

American horse racing will be held to a higher standard – there’s no excuse for rigging the ‘fastest two minutes in sports,’ especially at the expense of the horse’s well-being.”

— Marty Irby, executive director at Animal Wellness Action

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, USA, May 9, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Medina Spirit, the 2021 Kentucky Derby winner crowned last Saturday and trained by Bob Baffert, has allegedly tested positive for betamethasone, an anti-inflammatory drug that can be used to mask pain according to the Associated Press. In response to the news, Animal Wellness Action's Executive Director Marty Irby released the following statement today on the Medina Spirit case:

“The latest doping scandal in U.S. horse racing underscores the need for swift implementation of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act that will address inconsistencies in drug testing and create a uniform national standard of rules and regulations in the sport," said Marty Irby, executive director at Animal Wellness Action who was recently honored by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, II for his work to protect horses.

“If further investigation finds Medina Spirit legitimately tested positive for illegal drugs at the Kentucky Derby, then racing authorities should throw the book at those found guilty of violating the rules and punish them to the fullest extent of the law. American horse racing will be held to a higher standard – there’s no excuse for rigging the ‘fastest two minutes in sports,’ especially at the expense of the horse’s well-being.”

Animal Wellness Action worked diligently in leading the charge in the animal protection space on the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act that was signed into law in December and banned doping in the sport. But the new law doesn’t take effect until 2022. And despite the Kentucky Racing Commission’s ban on Lasix that saw this year’s Derby entries running Lasix-free, yet another scandal appears to plague the sport.

Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

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Marty Irby speaks about the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act before the U.S. House of Representatives in a hearing on Tuesday, January 28, 2020


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Iran – 1,112 families of MEK martyrs urge the UN to prevent the destruction of mass graves

Iran – 1,112 families of MEK martyrs urge the UN to prevent the destruction of mass graves Khavaran cemetery

Iran – 1,112 families of MEK martyrs urge the UN to prevent the destruction of mass graves Khavaran cemetery

Maryam Rajavi visits a memorial of the 30,000 victims of Iran’s 1988 massacre of political prisoners outside France’s National Assembly

Letter to the UN Secretary-General, EU and US leaders and international human rights organizations

Supreme Leader, Khomeini wrote in his fatwa, "Those in prisons across the country who insist on their opposition support have waged war on God and sentenced to death.”

— Khomeini

PARIS, FRANCE, May 9, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, in a letter to the United Nations Secretary General, EU leaders and the President and officials in the United States, 1,112 families of the martyrs of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), urged them to take immediate action to prevent further destruction of their relatives' graves by the religious fascism ruling Iran. For years, the clerical regime has been systematically and gradually destroying the graves of political executions in Tehran and other cities as part of an anti-human and criminal policy to eliminate the traces of its crimes against humanity.

Referring to Khomeini's criminal fatwa ordering the liquidation of all MEK political prisoners who had remained steadfast in their support for the MEK, the letter reads: "While international human rights organizations and experts have described the massacre as a crime against humanity… the Iranian regime has embarked on erasing the traces of the evidence on the massacre by destroying the mass graves where they are buried … These actions constitute the collective torture of thousands of survivors and families of martyrs. It is another manifest case of crime against humanity.”

The letter by 1,112 families of the MEK martyrs, while underscoring the need to refer the case of the massacre of the political prisoners and officials responsible for this crime to the UN Security Council and the International Court of Justice, urges the UN and international human rights organizations to take immediate measures to prevent further destruction of martyrs' graves, and the elimination of the traces of crimes which amount to psychological torture of thousands of bereaved families across Iran.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
May 9, 2021

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Text of the letter by 1,112 families of the MEK martyrs:

May 4, 2021

Excellency António Guterres
Secretary General,
The United Nations
New York, NY 10017

Dear Mr. Guterres,

The undersigned are members of families of the members of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), whom the Iranian regime massacred during the 1988 liquidation of 30,000 political prisoners. None of the victims had received a death sentence.

The regime’s first Supreme Leader Khomeini wrote in his fatwa, sanctioning the massacre, "Those in prisons across the country who insist on this support for the hypocrites (regime’s pejorative term to describe the MEK), have waged war on God and sentenced to death. Destroy the enemies of Islam immediately." The MEK has published a list of more than 5,000 of those summarily executed in 1988.

Most of us have forgotten where exactly our loved ones are buried, many of them in mass graves. The campaign for justice for victims of 1988 has gained greater prominence and broader scope. International human rights organizations and experts have described the massacre as a crime against humanity and called for holding the perpetrators of this heinous crime to account.

Paranoid of the repercussions of international scrutiny into this horrific atrocity, the Iranian regime has embarked on erasing the traces of the evidence on the massacre by destroying the mass graves where they are buried. The regime has tried to destroy the mass graves of massacred political prisoners in Tehran's Khavaran Cemetery in the latest attempt. Previously, it destroyed or damaged the mass graves of the 1988 victims in Ahvaz, Tabriz, Mashhad, and elsewhere.

These actions constitute the collective torture of thousands of survivors and families of martyrs. It is another manifest case of crime against humanity.

The Iranian public and all human rights defenders expect the United Nations, particularly the UN Security Council, to launch an investigation into the massacre of political prisoners and summon the perpetrators of this heinous crime before the International Court of Justice.

We, therefore, respectfully request Your Excellency and the relevant bodies at the United Nations and international human rights organizations to prevent the regime from destroying the mass graves, eliminating the evidence of their crime, and inflicting psychological torture upon thousands of families of the victims throughout Iran.

Copies sent to:
Leaders of the European Union
The United States President and other U.S. officials
Human rights organizations

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UN Must Investigate Iran’s 1988 Massacre


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