CNN: Copycat of Charlottesville?

CNN: There Will Be Questions About Whether Barcelona Attack Was ‘Copycat’ of Charlottesville

BY: David Rutz

CNN host Wolf Blitzer said Thursday there would be questions if the Barcelona terror attack involving a van crashing into a group of people was a “copycat” of what happened in Charlottesville, Va.

At least 13 people were killed and more than 50 were injured in Barcelona on Thursday when men rammed their van into a crowd of pedestrians at Las Ramblas, a popular tourism area in the city in northeastern Spain. The attack came five days after a man with white supremacist group ties was arrested for driving his car into a group of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, killing one woman and injuring multiple others.

CNN national security correspondent Jim Sciutto said the “shared tactics” of the attackers in both instances was “alarming.”

“In light of the uproar of the last several days, five days apart you have a white supremacist in Charlottesville use a vehicle to kill, and here you have attackers at least following the modus operandi of terrorists using vehicles apparently to kill as well, and those shared tactics that should be alarming,” Sciutto said.

“There will be questions about copycats,” Blitzer said. “There will be questions if what happened in Barcelona was at all a copycat version of what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia. Even though there may be different characters, different political ambitions, they used the same killing device: a vehicle going at high speed into a group, a large group of pedestrians.”

There have been multiple terror attacks before the events in Charlottesville involving perpetrators using cars; last July, a terrorist in Nice, France, killed 84 people by plowing his truck into crowds celebrating Bastille Day.

UPDATE: 2:34 P.M.: This article was updated with more up-to-date information on the victims in Barcelona.

*(MORE FROM THE RELIGION OF PEACE) – Barcelona terrorist attack: 13 dead, 50+ injured as van plows into pedestrians in tourist area

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Thirteen people have died and more than 50 others have been injured in a “massive crash” involving a van in Barcelona‘s city center, local police have confirmed. Authorities have called the incident a “terrorist attack.”

Catalan Interior Ministry official, Joaquim Forn, confirmed the death toll in the attack on his Twitter page.

Two people have been arrested in connection with the deadly van attack in Barcelona, Catalan’s regional head Carles Puigdemont has said.

Earlier, the local police said that one person has been detained, with images of the arrest circulating online.

The Spanish prime minister said he was on his way to Barcelona to reinforce security in the city.

“Maximum coordination to arrest the attackers, reinforce security and attend to all those affected,” Mariano Rajoy wrote on Twitter.

Earlier, the La Vanguardia newspaper reported that one of the perpetrators involved in the van attack had been shot dead by police during a gunfight.

A white van smashed into a crowd on the famous La Rambla, a street popular with tourists visiting the city.

The crash occurred after the van jumped the sidewalk, AP reported.

Catalan Police said they were treating the incident as a terrorist attack.

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attack through it’s Amaq news agency.

The driver of the vehicle escaped on foot, according to El Nacional.

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The Spanish passport of a person of Moroccan origin was left at the scene of the attack, Barcelona’s TV3 reported.

Media reports say the suspect behind the attack is a man by the name of Driss Oukabir.

The vehicle used in the attack was a rented Fiat van. The perpetrators had also rented a second car with which they had planned to flee, according to La Vanguardia.

Police located the second van connected to the attack in the Catalan town of Vic, Reuters reported, citing local authorities.

A person tweeted following the attack that they were stuck in a restaurant, adding that armed police are “everywhere.”

Catalan Emergency Services tweeted that an incident occurred near Plaça Catalunya and advised people to avoid the area.

It said in a second tweet that the closure of rail stations in the area had been requested.

Authorities have cordoned off the area and shut down nearby stores. A helicopter could be seen hovering above the scene.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he was in contact with authorities, stressing that the priority was to help the injured.

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Authorities have asked people to refrain from sharing pictures of those injured on social media, out of respect for the victims.

Vehicles have been used to ram into crowds in Europe in a series of terrorist attacks since July 2016, when the driver of a truck plowed into people celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, France, killing over 100 people. Similar attacks have since taken place in Berlin, London and Stockholm.

Judge Fired For Facebook Post Criticizing Dems’ AntiFa Thugs And Snowflakes

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By Rick Wells

Not all judges these days are crazy left-wing zealots intent on changing America into a communist Obamatopia, but the ones who aren’t and speak up are likely to pay a price.

It’s one thing to usurp and overrule the President of the United States twice and the Supreme Court of the United States in bench legislation, as Obama’s choomy so-called Judge Derrick Watson did in the case of the executive order terrorist importation pauses. That’s acceptable behavior apparently, as no sanctions were issued for any of the offenses, with tortured, irrational and disjointed non-opinions barely issued in explanation.

It’s one thing to usurp and overrule the President of the United States twice and the Supreme Court of the United States in bench legislation, as Obama’s choomy so-called Judge Derrick Watson did in the case of the executive order terrorist importation pauses. That’s acceptable behavior apparently, as no sanctions were issued for any of the offenses, with tortured, irrational and disjointed non-opinions barely issued in explanation.

But let a judge denounce the leftist Democrat hit squad, the AntiFa thug force, and there’s hell to pay. One Atlanta judge is paying for his transgressions now, at home and out of a job. It’s not because of an on-the-job error in judgment, having violated his oath or ruled, as Judge Watson did, utilizing a portion of his anatomy typically reserved for use as a foundation while sitting.

Judge James Hinkle wrote on his personal Facebook page the truth about the so-called “anti-fascist” fascists, the loathsome AntiFa Democrat goons.  Judge Hinkle wrote, “It looks like all of the snowflakes have no concept of history. It is what it is. Get over it and move on.”

Accept the past that they can’t change, stop whining and move on? How racist! Next thing he’ll probably be wanting them to accept responsibility for their own actions. What kind of judge is this guy? Certainly he’s unfit to hold that office. Hinkle went on to say, “Confederate monuments in Virginia have the rear ends of horses facing north.” The Judge added in a second post, “PERFECT TUESDAY MORNING. The nut cases tearing down monuments are equivalent to ISIS destroying history.”

That’s just too much truth for the Georgia judicial system to handle. Shortly thereafter Judge Hinkle was advised by Gwinnett County’s chief magistrate Kristina Hammer Blum that he was suspended. After letting him stew for a day, Judge Blum took it one step further and forced Judge Hinkle to resign. One doesn’t belittle the Democrat street thugs and get away with it.

Blum issued a statement at about 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday stating that Judge Hinkle had “offered his immediate resignation from his position as a part-time Magistrate.”

She said, “For 14 years, Judge Hinkle has dutifully served this Court. He is a lifelong public servant and former Marine. However, he has acknowledged that his statements on social media have disrupted the mission of this court, which is to provide justice for all.”

Of course if he had said the same thing about the white boys holding their monument rally or President Trump, not a word would have been said unless to offer praise for his professional insight or some other idiotic liberal tripe.

Blum added that Judge Hinkle is entitled to his personal opinions, but when they go against the snowflakes, it’s voicing them is clearly a mistake. She said, “While, thankfully, our Constitution protects the rights of all citizens to express their opinions, judges are held to a more stringent standard by the Judicial Canons.”

The Georgia Code of Judicial Conduct requires that judges always act in a way that “promotes public confidence.” She said, “Under this heightened standard, the right of the public to a judiciary free from even the appearance of bias takes priority over any judge’s necessarily limited right to individual expression while serving in that office.”

In her self-righteous butt-covering statement Blum told WSB TV: “I have made it clear to all of our judges to conduct themselves in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity, impartiality, and fairness of the judiciary. I consider any violation of those principles and policies to be a matter of utmost concern.”

Like any clear thinking person who isn’t a libtard, Hinkle said he didn’t see anything wrong with his actions, adding, “But you know, with the way things are going in the world today, I guess everything’s controversial.”

He’ll be a lot happier away from that nuthouse, that lunatic liberal in charge and all of those melting snowflakes.

MSNBC: ‘WE HAVE A RACIST AS A PRESIDENT”

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News network all blame Trump for Charlottesville violence

By Steve Watson

The media networks roundly blamed the vehicular attack by a white supremacist on counter-protesters in Charlottesville on President Trump Monday, with an MSNBC contributer openly saying that Trump is a racist.

Morning Joe contributer Donny Deutsch accused the President of not sufficiently condemning right wing protesters, and referred to the President as a “pathetic, sniveling, little man” and a “coward.”

Deutsch, who has previously expressed a desire to fight Trump, added that he found it “disgusting” that Trump did not specifically condemn Naziism.

“He is a racist. Can we just say it once and for all, when we look at his history?” Deutsch said, adding “When we look at the housing issues, when you look where he’s talked about reverse discrimination against whites, the birther movement.”

“We have a racist as a president. A man who cannot stand up and condemn the Ku Klux Klan and Naziism is a racist.” Deutsch exclaimed.

Following the violence at the weekend, and specifically the attack with a car on protesters, which killed at least one person and left several injured, the President said “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. On many sides.”

“We have to come together as Americans with love for our nation—and I say this so strongly—true affection for each other,” Trump added.

Detractors suggested that Trump was not specific enough in condemning white supremacists, which led to a later statement being issued by the White House saying that the President condemns “white supremacists, KKK, neo-Nazi and all extremist groups.”

Some Trump supporters claimed that the President was referring to the fact that violence was carried out by both right wing and left wing agitators, which was confirmed by Virginia State police:

Other media talking heads and hosts piled in on blaming Trump for the violence.

On CBS’ Face the Nation guest Jamelle Bouie argued that if one was looking for the “roots” of the attack, “you don’t have to look very far from the White House”:

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ABC, commentator Cokie Roberts said that “The President has to share responsibility,” adding “The fact is, through that campaign, he blew all kind of whistles that those of us who grew up in the Jim Crow south, like I did, recognized immediately. It was just calling out to these white supremacists who then felt empowered by it.”

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NBC anchor Anchor Willie Geist complained that “President Trump condemned the violence there on Saturday but he did not specifically speak to the white nationalism that was on display.”

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Correspondent Kelly O’Donnell added that “The President also did not respond to questions, including one about the political support he enjoys among some white supremacists.”

Chuck Todd also chimed in stating “Look, you can’t say it’s anything other than deliberate.”

CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta tweeted out that “These are the consequences of sanitizing white supremacists who seek to be rebranded as part of American ‘right.’ They are peddling hatred.”

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NBC and CNN featured the Charlottesville, Virginia Democratic Mayor Michael Signer, who wasted little time in putting the blame squarely on Trump:

“Well, look at the campaign he ran. I mean, look at the intentional courting, both on the one hand of all these white supremacists, white nationalists, a group like that, anti-Semitic groups, and then look on the other hand the repeated failure to step up, condemn, denounce, silence, you know, put to bed all those different efforts, just like we saw yesterday.” Signer said.

TRUMP PREDICTED IT! CHICAGO PASTOR WANTS GEORGE WASHINGTON STATUE REMOVED

“In an African-American community, it’s a slap in the face for them to honor someone who was a slave owner”

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Chicago pastor James Dukes has asked Mayor Rahm Emanuel to remove the names of George Washington and Andrew Jackson from parks on the south side of town.

Dukes, the pastor at Liberation Christian Centersaid, “When I see that, I see a person who fought for the liberties, and I see people that fought for the justice and freedom of white America, because at that moment, we were still chattel slavery, and was three-fifths of humans. Some people out here ask me, say ‘Well, you know, he taught his slaves to read.’ That’s almost sad; the equivalent of someone who kidnaps you, that you gave them something to eat. In an African-American community, it’s a slap in the face and it’s a disgrace for them to honor someone who was a slave owner.”

The pastor also wants Andrew Jackson’s name to be removed from Jackson park because he owned slaves and even suggests it be renamed after Rev. Jesse Jackson or singer Michael Jackson.

After the violent clash in Charlottesville, Virginia Trump held a press conference and told the media, “They were there to protest the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee. This week it’s Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down. I wonder is it George Washington next week and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know, you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?”

The left heard Trump loud and clear and are now on a crusade to delete all remnants of racial tension from American history.