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Antifa ‘security’ attacks video journalist, steals camera during anti-eviction march in Detroit

A video journalist was terrorized and physically assaulted by Antifa supporters because he was documenting an “anti-eviction march” in Detroit.

Brandon Gutenschwager is an independent reporter who has developed a massive following on Twitter for his thorough coverage of protests and riots across the country — from Seattle to Washington, D.C., to Portland. Gutenschwager, who goes by @BGOnTheScene on Twitter, has had his on-the-ground footage featured on cable news programs.

On Saturday afternoon, Gutenschwager was in Detroit covering an anti-eviction march, which included Black Lives Matter supporters and reported Antifa members.

“Just got assaulted attempting to cover an anti-eviction march in Detroit this afternoon,” Gutenschwager wrote on Twitter, and included a video of the attack. “A member of the protest ‘security’ ran up, grabbed my camera and forced me against a building.”

Gutenschwager pointed out that the man who assaulted him was wearing an Antifa pin on his flannel shirt.

“A man wearing an Antifa pin committed the first assault during the march,” the photojournalist said. “Camera stopped a few times while he attempted to steal it. Eventually, others in the group urged him aside to release me from against the building.”

Another man at the march in the Greektown district of Detroit, who was wearing a “PRESS” patch, screamed at Gutenschwager, “You’re not f***ing welcome here!” Gutenschwager said the man “accosts me and tries to force me to leave.”

Because Gutenschwager was harassed, he was only able to capture very little of the actual anti-eviction march, but one video shows the crowd chanting, “Black homes are under attack, tell me what do we do, rise up fight back!”

While walking alongside the march that had Black Lives Matter flags, a man blindsided Gutenschwager and smashed him into the wall. Gutenschwager suffered injuries from the attack and was bleeding.

“Wow! I was just straight-up assaulted on the streets of Detroit,” he said on camera. “Straight-up assaulted!”

“A man rammed me against a concrete fence and barricade, bloodying my mouth and elbow as well as putting me in a chokehold while stealing my camera,” Gutenschwager tweeted. “That was then thrown over a fence, which I eventually was able to retrieve and continue recording.”

At this point, Gutenschwager decided to leave the event for his own safety.

“Praying no other reporters had to endure this while out today,” he said.

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Not again! Passengers physically attack Spirit Airlines employees who asked them to, um, make sure carry-ons are right size

We got spirit, yes we do! We got spirit — how ’bout you?

Spirit Airlines appears to be having quite the struggle with some its passengers of late.

What’s been happening?

Let’s see now:

Now what?

Well, we can add another donnybrook to the Spirit ledger. Video caught three passengers attacking two Spirit Airlines employees who asked them to — drum roll, please — make sure their carry-on bags were the right size before boarding their Sunday flight from Detroit to Atlanta, the New York Post reported.

Image source: New York Post video screenshot

Both airline agents were injured, and one was taken to a hospital, Spirit spokesman Field Sutton told the paper in an email regarding the incident inside Detroit Metro Airport.

“The agents asked the group to verify that their carry-on bags were sized appropriately for the aircraft prior to boarding, at which time the passengers became combative,” Sutton told the Post.

He added to the paper that “the agents attempted to calmly defuse the situation but were physically assaulted by these passengers as they closed a door to stop them from boarding the aircraft.”

What happened to the passengers in question?

Two of the passengers were arrested, and the third was cited and released, the Post said, citing Spirit Airlines.

“All of us at Spirit wish the agents a speedy recovery and thank them for their courage and professionalism. We also thank law enforcement for responding quickly and arresting those involved in the attack,” Spirit Airlines said in a statement, according to the paper. “This violent behavior is completely unacceptable and has absolutely no place in airports or any other place of business. We will not tolerate abusive behavior of any kind, and these passengers will be banned from any future travel with Spirit.”

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Two gun-toting Detroit homeowners open fire on intruders in separate incidents. One of the suspects is armed — and ends up dead.

Once again we have another example of criminals not getting the picture that everyday folks in growing numbers are armed and ready for them.

And this time the tale concerns a pair of Detroit homeowners with concealed pistol licenses who successfully used their guns to protect themselves after intruders invaded their residences.

What are the details?

The first incident happened around 7 p.m Monday when police said a suspect armed with a long gun entered a home on Fenton, just west of Telegraph between McNichols and 7 Mile, WJBK-TV reported.

The suspect then confronted the homeowner, pointing his gun at him, police told the station.

But the homeowner was able to arm himself, too, and shot the 22-year-old intruder several times with a handgun, WJBK said, adding that the suspect died at the scene.

Officers recovered both guns, the station said, adding that the CPL-holding homeowner was detained for questioning.

The circumstances are still being investigated, WJBK reported.

The second incident took place Wednesday night at a home in the 16600 block of Fairmount Drive when police said the 39-year-old homeowner heard a strange noise above her, WDIV-TV reported.

When she went to investigate the noise, police told the station she discovered a 19-year-old male in her attic — and officials believe the suspect was hiding there as part of an attempt to burglarize the home.

After a brief standoff, the intruder reportedly made a sudden move — and that’s when the CPL-holding homeowner fired a shot at the suspect, WDIV reported.

Police arrived at the scene, and the suspect was taken to a hospital, the station said. He was in stable condition, WDIV reported — but police said once he’s well enough he’ll be taken into custody.

The homeowner is cooperating with police and their investigation, the station noted.


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In Shocking Reversal, Wayne County Election Board Republicans Rescind Certifications; Claim Family Threatened

This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge. 

In a stunning development out of Wayne County, Michigan – two GOP members of the Board of Canvassers have rescinded their certifications of the Nov. 3 vote, claiming they were bullied into approving the election results in the state’s most populous county, which includes Detroit and surrounding areas.

Wayne County Board of Canvassers Chair Monica Palmer (R, left) talks with Vice Chair Jonathan Kinloch before the board’s Nov. 17, 2020 meeting in Detroit (photo: Robin Buckson via The Detroit News)

Their initial refusal to vote placed the Board in a 2-2 deadlock, putting in jeopardy the state’s ability to certify Joe Biden’s win. Hours later, the two flip-flopped and agreed to certify. Now, they’re taking it back.

I rescind my prior vote to certify Wayne County elections,” wrote Monica Palmer in a sworn affidavit, who along with fellow GOP board member William C. Hartmann refused to certify the election on Tuesday. The two fell under intense pressure from the left – with Palmer claiming that her family was threatened (via Just The News). The two were also doxxed over social media.

Hartmann, in a similar affidavit, wrote “I voted not to certify, and I still believe this vote should not be certified.” He added that he and Palmer “were berated and ridiculed by members of the public and other Board members.”

“The public ostracism continued for hours…” he continued – next describing how he was told by Wayne County attorney, Janet Anderson-Davis, that “discrepancies [in the vote] were not a reason to reject the certification, and that he only voted to certify “based on her explicit legal guidance.”

“Later that evening, I was enticed to agree to certify based on a promise that a full and independent audit would take place,” he said – only to learn on Wednesday that state officials had reneged or would otherwise not honor the audit.

As JustTheNews‘ John Solomon notes, “It was not immediately unclear whether the Tuesday night compromise was binding or could be changed, or whether the two members’ decision to announce their rescinded votes would stop Michigan state officials from proceeding to name electors.”

 

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Republican legislators request a full audit of the Michigan 2020 election

Republican legislators in Michigan are requesting a full audit of the 2020 general election before any of the results are officially certified.

State senators Lana Theis and Tom Barrett on Wednesday sent letters to Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and the Michigan Board of Canvassers reviewing multiple allegations of voter fraud and elections crimes made in affidavits filed by the Trump campaign and others. The letters request that a “full audit” of the election be completed prior to any of the results being certified by the state.

“Every citizen deserves to have faith in the integrity of the election process and its outcome,” the letters state. “It is our responsibility, as elected public servants, to assure the people of Michigan of the process’s integrity through complete transparency and the faithful investigation of any allegations of wrongdoing, fraud, or abuse.”

The letter cites allegations of widespread irregularities in the Michigan vote-counting process made in an affidavit filed by the Trump campaign as part of a lawsuit challenging the results of the election. The allegations include counting ineligible ballots; counting late ballots after illicitly pre-dating them; illegal ballot duplication; barring Republican poll challengers from observing the transposition and certification of certain absentee ballots; and more.

“These claims deserve our full attention and diligent investigation to ensure fairness and transparency in our election process,” the letter states.

“As such, and due directly to these issues, we are requesting a full audit to be conducted of the 2020 General Election prior to the certification of any results.

“Now, we must take every possible step to ensure that all Michiganders, and all Americans, have confidence that the State of Michigan conducted this election with integrity and accuracy. That can best be accomplished by a thorough audit and a verification that our election law and processes were correctly administered. Any fraudulently processed votes and unfair obstacles placed in front of legal poll challengers and watchers disenfranchise voters of every citizen of Michigan, regardless of their political affiliation”

“Every legal vote must be counted,” the letter concludes.

Some of the claims of voter fraud mentioned in the letters have been disputed by Michigan election officials.

Reports of a Dominion Voting Systems machines “glitch” in Antrim County that caused erroneous unofficial results to show Democrat Joe Biden leading President Donald Trump in a heavily Republican area were attributed to “human error” by Secretary of State Benson. Her office said the county failed to update its election management software, which was used to report unofficial results, Bridge Michigan reports. The error was identified and corrected by county officials and is not believed to be widespread, according to the State.

“As with other unofficial results reporting errors, this was an honest mistake and did not affect any actual vote totals,” the Department of State said. “Election clerks work extremely hard and do their work with integrity. They are human beings, and sometimes make mistakes. However, there are many checks and balances that ensure mistakes can be caught and corrected.”

Other county clerks who spoke to Bridge Michigan said they experienced no errors with Dominion voting equipment.

Additionally, the city of Detroit, Wayne County, and the Michigan Democratic Party have denied the allegations made in the Trump campaign’s lawsuit, claiming the affidavits rely on “hearsay, speculation and unfounded conspiracy theories.”

“Most of the objections raised in the submitted affidavits are grounded in an extraordinary failure to understand how elections function,” the city of Detroit said, according to MLive.

The defendants responded to several of the allegations made by plaintiffs, saying they are false or misunderstand Michigan election law.

Allegations, for example, that plaintiffs were told not to verify signatures on absentee ballots are true, the city of Detroit said, because the signatures were already verified by clerks before arriving at the counting center, as mandated by state law.

More from MLive:

Claims that Republican poll challengers were denied meaningful access are false, as multiple witnesses said there were an abundance of them at the TCF Center. Once capacity was reached, officials did stop allowing in more challengers until a challenger of their party exited.

Plaintiffs also argue a bunch of unsecured ballots showed up at the TCF Center overnight. Those were not filled out ballots, but blank ballots delivered to the TCF Center for the purposes of processing ballots that were damaged or required duplication because the original couldn’t be processed.

The plaintiffs also claimed that ballots received late were being backdated. City and state officials said there was a “clerical error” where the date stamped on absentee ballot envelopes wasn’t entered into the system like it should have been.

Officials decided to have workers enter the date stamped onto the envelope into the system – all of which were from before the 8 p.m. Election Day deadline. Republican challengers were consulted and decided not to challenge the procedure at the time.

No
late ballots could have been counted because no ballots received after 8
p.m. Tuesday were even delivered to the TCF Center, the city of Detroit
said.

Democrat Joe Biden was declared the winner of the Michigan presidential election, leading President Trump by 146,123 votes.

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Lawsuit alleges election fraud in Detroit, provides sworn affidavits by witnesses

A new elections lawsuit filed in Michigan on Sunday alleges massive voter fraud in vote-counting procedures in Wayne County, a Democratic stronghold and home to the city of Detroit.

The Great Lakes Justice Center, a nonprofit civil liberties defense organization, announced its lawsuit in a press release, claiming that “Wayne County election officials allowed illegal, unlawful, and fraudulent processing of votes cast in last Tuesday’s election.” Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump in Michigan, winning by 146,119 votes.

The lawsuit seeks to void the results of the election in Wayne County and calls for a do-over.

Witnesses filing sworn affidavits under oath allege that Wayne County elections officials encouraged fraud, including changing legal names and dates on ballots, ballot-harvesting, voter intimidation, and preventing poll watchers from challenging irregularities in the vote-counting process.

“This type of widespread fraud in the counting and processing of voter ballots cannot be allowed to stand. Michigan citizens are entitled to know that their elections are conducted in a fair and legal manner and that every legal vote is properly counted,” said David A. Kallman, an attorney with the Great Lakes Justice Center.

“Such rampant fraud cannot be undone. We ask the Court to enjoin the certification of this fraudulent election, void the election, and order a new vote in Wayne County.”

The plaintiffs allege the following illegal activities:

  • Ballots were counted even though the voter’s name did not appear in the official voter rolls.
  • Election workers were ordered not to verify voters’ signatures on absentee ballots, to backdate absentee ballots, and to process such ballots regardless of their validity.
  • Election workers processed ballots that appeared after the election deadline and falsely reported that those ballots had been received prior to November 3, 2020, deadline.
  • Defendants used false information to process ballots, such as using incorrect or false birthdays. Many times, the election workers inserted new names into the Qualified Voter File and recorded these new voters as having a birthdate of 1/1/1900.
  • Defendants coached voters to vote for Joe Biden and the Democrat party. Election workers would go to the voting booths with voters to watch them vote and coach them for whom to vote.
  • Unsecured ballots arrived at the TCF Center loading garage, not in sealed ballot boxes, without any chain of custody, and without envelopes.
  • Defendants refused to record challenges to their processes and removed challengers from the site if they politely voiced a challenge.

Michigan radio host Steve Gruber first reported the lawsuit, which includes a sworn affidavit from Jessy Jacob, a longtime employee of the city of Detroit.

In her affidavit, Jacob says that she was assigned to work in the Elections Department for the 2020 election. In September, she worked at the election headquarters processing absentee ballot packages. Her work on the election continued through November 4, when Jacob says she was told to leave the TCF Center in Detroit, where ballots were being counted, because she raised too many questions about what was happening around her.

Beginning in September, Jacob claims that she and 70-80 other poll workers were instructed by their supervisors to alter the mailing date of absentee ballot packages to be dated earlier than they were actually sent. Additionally, she says she was told to instruct voters to cast their ballots for Democrats and Joe Biden, even accompanying them into the voting booth to do so. In October, after being transferred to a satellite location where she processed voter registrations and issued absentee ballots for people to vote in person, Jacob claims she was told not to ask for a driver’s license or any photo ID when a person was trying to vote, in violation of Michigan voter ID laws.

Jacob claims she witnessed “a large number of people” who came to the satellite location to vote in person after they had already applied for an absentee ballot. She says these individuals were allowed to vote in person but were not required to return their mailed absentee ballot or sign an affidavit that the voter lost the mailed absentee ballot.

Zachary Larsen, a former Michigan Assistant Attorney General and Republican poll watcher, was the second witness to file a sworn affidavit alleging fraudulent activity in Wayne County. Larsen alleges that Michigan’s Qualified Voter File (QVF), an electronic system that keeps track of legal voters, was fraudulently used to assign ballots from unknown individuals to eligible voters in the system who did not cast votes. He claims “this appeared to be the case for the majority of the voters whose ballots I had personally observed being scanned.”

The lawsuit filed in Wayne County seeks a temporary injunction order to block the certification of the election results and also seeks a protective order to preserve evidence stored on computers and in documents.

You can read the full complaint here.

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Lawsuit alleges election fraud in Detroit, provides sworn affidavits by witnesses

A new elections lawsuit filed in Michigan on Sunday alleges massive voter fraud in vote-counting procedures in Wayne County, a Democratic stronghold and home to the city of Detroit.

The Great Lakes Justice Center, a nonprofit civil liberties defense organization, announced its lawsuit in a press release, claiming that “Wayne County election officials allowed illegal, unlawful, and fraudulent processing of votes cast in last Tuesday’s election.” Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump in Michigan, winning by 146,119 votes.

The lawsuit seeks to void the results of the election in Wayne County and calls for a do-over.

Witnesses filing sworn affidavits under oath allege that Wayne County elections officials encouraged fraud, including changing legal names and dates on ballots, ballot-harvesting, voter intimidation, and preventing poll watchers from challenging irregularities in the vote-counting process.

“This type of widespread fraud in the counting and processing of voter ballots cannot be allowed to stand. Michigan citizens are entitled to know that their elections are conducted in a fair and legal manner and that every legal vote is properly counted,” said David A. Kallman, an attorney with the Great Lakes Justice Center.

“Such rampant fraud cannot be undone. We ask the Court to enjoin the certification of this fraudulent election, void the election, and order a new vote in Wayne County.”

The plaintiffs allege the following illegal activities:

  • Ballots were counted even though the voter’s name did not appear in the official voter rolls.
  • Election workers were ordered not to verify voters’ signatures on absentee ballots, to backdate absentee ballots, and to process such ballots regardless of their validity.
  • Election workers processed ballots that appeared after the election deadline and falsely reported that those ballots had been received prior to November 3, 2020, deadline.
  • Defendants used false information to process ballots, such as using incorrect or false birthdays. Many times, the election workers inserted new names into the Qualified Voter File and recorded these new voters as having a birthdate of 1/1/1900.
  • Defendants coached voters to vote for Joe Biden and the Democrat party. Election workers would go to the voting booths with voters to watch them vote and coach them for whom to vote.
  • Unsecured ballots arrived at the TCF Center loading garage, not in sealed ballot boxes, without any chain of custody, and without envelopes.
  • Defendants refused to record challenges to their processes and removed challengers from the site if they politely voiced a challenge.

Michigan radio host Steve Gruber first reported the lawsuit, which includes a sworn affidavit from Jessy Jacob, a longtime employee of the city of Detroit.

In her affidavit, Jacob says that she was assigned to work in the Elections Department for the 2020 election. In September, she worked at the election headquarters processing absentee ballot packages. Her work on the election continued through November 4, when Jacob says she was told to leave the TCF Center in Detroit, where ballots were being counted, because she raised too many questions about what was happening around her.

Beginning in September, Jacob claims that she and 70-80 other poll workers were instructed by their supervisors to alter the mailing date of absentee ballot packages to be dated earlier than they were actually sent. Additionally, she says she was told to instruct voters to cast their ballots for Democrats and Joe Biden, even accompanying them into the voting booth to do so. In October, after being transferred to a satellite location where she processed voter registrations and issued absentee ballots for people to vote in person, Jacob claims she was told not to ask for a driver’s license or any photo ID when a person was trying to vote, in violation of Michigan voter ID laws.

Jacob claims she witnessed “a large number of people” who came to the satellite location to vote in person after they had already applied for an absentee ballot. She says these individuals were allowed to vote in person but were not required to return their mailed absentee ballot or sign an affidavit that the voter lost the mailed absentee ballot.

Zachary Larsen, a former Michigan Assistant Attorney General and Republican poll watcher, was the second witness to file a sworn affidavit alleging fraudulent activity in Wayne County. Larsen alleges that Michigan’s Qualified Voter File (QVF), an electronic system that keeps track of legal voters, was fraudulently used to assign ballots from unknown individuals to eligible voters in the system who did not cast votes. He claims “this appeared to be the case for the majority of the voters whose ballots I had personally observed being scanned.”

The lawsuit filed in Wayne County seeks a temporary injunction order to block the certification of the election results and also seeks a protective order to preserve evidence stored on computers and in documents.

You can read the full complaint here.

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Coroner declares 20-year-old woman dead, and her body is transported to a funeral home. Then the funeral home employees noticed she was still breathing

In a bizarre story, a 20-year-old Detroit-area woman suffered an apparent cardiac arrest in her home on Sunday and was declared deceased by paramedics and a coroner; however, when her body was transported to a funeral home, the funeral home employees found her very much alive and breathing and called EMS to take her to the hospital, where she remains apparently alive at the time of this article’s publication.

According to WDIV-TV, her saga began Sunday morning when paramedics were summoned to her house to respond to an apparent cardiac arrest. According to a statement provided by the Southfield, Michigan, fire department, “At 7:34 a.m. on August 23, 2020, Southfield Fire Department paramedics arrived at a home in Southfield on a call for an unresponsive female. When paramedics arrived, they found a 20-year-old who was not breathing. The paramedics performed CPR and other life reviving methods for 30 minutes. Given medical readings and the condition of the patient, it was determined at that time that she did not have signs of life.”

According to WDIV, the woman was officially pronounced dead by a doctor at a nearby hospital, who apparently did not physically examine the woman, but based his decision solely upon the word of the paramedics and what they described. The fire department then contacted the Oakland County Medical Examiner, who released her body to a local funeral home. When the body arrived, funeral home employees noted that the woman was still breathing and contacted EMS, who transported her to a nearby hospital.

The woman’s condition and prognosis were not immediately released; however, WDIV spoke with the woman’s mother, who stated that she was not sure whether her daughter would survive. “I’m devastated that my daughter is going through what she’s going through. My family, her twin brother, her older brother — it’s just, I don’t even have words. I haven’t slept all night. I just don’t know what to do. My heart is so heavy,” the woman said.

According to the woman, she was unaware that her daughter was still alive until she received a call from the funeral home. “They said, ‘Ma’am, your daughter is on her way to Sinai Grace Hospital. She is breathing. She is alive.'”

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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Detroit Police Chief Admits Facial Recognition Rarely Provides an Accurate Match

DETROIT, Mich. (July 22, 2020) – During a public meeting last month, Detroit Police Chief James Craig admitted that the city’s facial recognition technology rarely provides a direct match and misidentifies people the vast majority of the time.

Detroit paid $1 million for the facial recognition software developed by DataWorks Plus back in 2017. Craig admitted that the system is appallingly inaccurate.

“If we would use the software only [to identify subjects], we would not solve the case 95-97 percent of the time. That’s if we relied totally on the software, which would be against our current policy … If we were just to use the technology by itself, to identify someone, I would say 96 percent of the time it would misidentify.”

This dovetails with other evidence revealing the inaccuracy of facial recognition technology, especially when it comes to identifying non-whites. During a test run by the ACLU of Northern California, facial recognition misidentified 26 members of the California legislature as people in a database of arrest photos.

DataWorks GM Todd Pastorini compared the system to automated fingerprint ID systems that pull up dozens or even hundreds of potential matches. He told Motherboard the system “doesn’t bring back a single candidate.”

“It’s hundreds. They are weighted just like a fingerprint system based on the probe [and what’s in the database].”

As Motherboard pointed out, this means cops are ultimately making the decision to question and investigate people based on what the software returns and a detective’s judgment.

“This means that people who may have had nothing to do with a crime are ultimately questioned and investigated by police. In Detroit, this means, almost exclusively, Black people.”

According to data released by the Detroit Police Department, officers used the facial recognition system 70 times through the first six months of the year. Of the 70 photos fed into the system, 68 were of black people. The race of the individuals in the other two photos were classified as “unidentified”

Of the 70 photos, 31 were pulled from social media accounts and 18 were captured by security cameras.

Detroit’s facial recognition system works with the vast network of cameras known as Project Green Light. The surveillance network utilizes thousands of government and private cameras throughout the city. The cameras are installed at schools, parks, apartment buildings, immigration centers, gas stations, churches, hotels, fast-food restaurants, and even in places such as addiction treatment centers and abortion clinics.

The program was implemented in 2016 and was generally popular due to the promise that it would deter and help solve crime. As the New York Times pointed out, the system is anything but covert. A flashing green light marks the location of every camera linked into a network that feeds directly into the Detroit Police Department’s downtown headquarters.

Detroit’s facial recognition system came under fire last year when Mayor Mike Duggan implied that the Detroit Police Department wasn’t using the technology in order to muddy the waters as information about the controversial program became public. As it turns out, he was using clever wordplay. After all, why would the city spend $1 million for a system it had no intention of using?

In fact, Duggan never claimed the police department wasn’t using facial recognition at all. He just said it wasn’t using it on “live stream video.”

In other words, police aren’t running facial recognition in real-time. But they are using the technology on still images plucked from reams of footage collected by cameras all around the city. As Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center senior policy analyst Daniel Lawrence told the Detriot Free Press, this is a difference without any real distinction.

“In all my experience with facial recognition, the way the process and programming works is that it takes a still image from the video. I’m not knowledgeable of any facial recognition software that’s taking real video. It’s taking a still from a video.”

The issues with facial recognition technology go far beyond their inaccuracy. Even if the technology improves, it still poses a significant privacy threat.

A NATIONAL FACIAL RECOGNITION SYSTEM

recent report revealed that the federal government has turned state drivers’ license photos into a giant facial recognition database, putting virtually every driver in America in a perpetual electronic police lineup. The revelations generated widespread outrage, but this story isn’t new. The federal government has been developing a massive, nationwide facial recognition system for years.

The FBI rolled out a nationwide facial-recognition program in the fall of 2014, with the goal of building a giant biometric database with pictures provided by the states and corporate friends.

In 2016, the Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law released “The Perpetual Lineup,” a massive report on law enforcement use of facial recognition technology in the U.S. You can read the complete report at perpetuallineup.org. The organization conducted a year-long investigation and collected more than 15,000 pages of documents through more than 100 public records requests. The report paints a disturbing picture of intense cooperation between the federal government, and state and local law enforcement to develop a massive facial recognition database.

“Face recognition is a powerful technology that requires strict oversight. But those controls, by and large, don’t exist today,” report co-author Clare Garvie said. “With only a few exceptions, there are no laws governing police use of the technology, no standards ensuring its accuracy, and no systems checking for bias. It’s a wild west.”

With facial recognition technology, police and other government officials have the capability to track individuals in real-time. These systems allow law enforcement agents to use video cameras and continually scan everybody who walks by. According to the report, several major police departments have expressed an interest in this type of real-time tracking. Documents revealed agencies in at least five major cities, including Los Angeles, either claimed to run real-time face recognition off of street cameras, bought technology with the capability, or expressed written interest in buying it.

In all likelihood, the federal government heavily involves itself in helping state and local agencies obtain this technology. The feds provide grant money to local law enforcement agencies for a vast array of surveillance gear, including ALPRs, stingray devices and drones. The federal government essentially encourages and funds a giant nationwide surveillance net and then taps into the information via fusion centers and the Information Sharing Environment (ISE).

Fusion centers were sold as a tool to combat terrorism, but that is not how they are being used. The ACLU pointed to a bipartisan congressional report to demonstrate the true nature of government fusion centers: “They haven’t contributed anything meaningful to counterterrorism efforts. Instead, they have largely served as police surveillance and information sharing nodes for law enforcement efforts targeting the frequent subjects of police attention: Black and brown people, immigrants, dissidents, and the poor.”

Fusion centers operate within the broader ISE. According to its website, the ISE “provides analysts, operators, and investigators with information needed to enhance national security. These analysts, operators, and investigators…have mission needs to collaborate and share information with each other and with private sector partners and our foreign allies.” In other words, ISE serves as a conduit for the sharing of information gathered without a warrant. Known ISE partners include the Office of Director of National Intelligence which oversees 17 federal agencies and organizations, including the NSA. ISE utilizes these partnerships to collect and share data on the millions of unwitting people they track.

Reports that the Berkeley Police Department in cooperation with a federal fusion center deployed cameras equipped to surveil a “free speech” rally and Antifa counterprotests provided the first solid link between the federal government and local authorities in facial recognition surveillance.

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Protests erupt over Detroit police shooting — then police chief destroys narrative with video footage

Protests erupted in Detroit on Friday after police shot and killed 20-year-old Hakeem Littleton earlier in the day. Within hours of the fatal shooting, rumors quickly circulated that Littleton was another victim of police brutality.

“We hear one thing from the police, and another thing from the community. The community told us that the police pulled up, told (him) to get on the ground. He put his hands up, and these mother f****** shot him in the back of the head,” Asar Amen-Ra, a man who described himself as Littleton’s uncle, told the Detroit Free Press.

However, Detroit Police Chief James Craig worked to quickly flip the narrative on its head, releasing officer dash camera and body camera footage within hours of the fatal shooting to dispel the rumors.

At a press conference, Craig explained that officers were attempting to arrest an unrelated man when Littleton told officers, “you are not going to take my man, in other words, take him into custody,” before pulling out a handgun and opening fire on officers.

Littleton fired two shots before officers returned fire. Craig said that Littleton managed to fire two more shots as he fell to the ground. In total, three officers fired just four shots, Craig said.

The police chief explained that video showed Littleton aimed for one officer’s head — but fortunately missed.

“He was using a .25 caliber blue steel automatic pistol. This comes from body cameras as well as an in dash camera from one of our scouts,” Craig said, Fox News reported. “There were eight shots fired in five seconds. Four fired by three officers, one officer fired two shots, and then four shots fired by the suspect.”

“As Littleton raised the gun in his left hand he was aiming at the head of the officer,” he explained.

No officers were injured in the shooting. However, the involved officers have been placed on administrative leave pending a complete investigation.

According to the Washington Post, Littleton was on probation for an unarmed robbery and a weapons charge.


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VIDEO: Detroit police appear to plow through crowd of protesters surrounding patrol car

A video posted online late Sunday night appears to show a Detroit Police Department patrol car ramming its way through an angry crowd of protesters.

The video was posted on social media accounts run by a man named Ethan Ketner, who claims he was a part of the crowd that was protesting against racial injustice.

“Detroit Police Department just ran straight through a bunch of our protesters,” Ketner wrote in a Facebook post. “Myself and 10-12 others were struck by this reckless driver who somehow has a badge. Someone was trapped on the hood and eventually tossed as the officer swerved to throw him off.”

“These officers drove into our protest after we walked past their vehicles. They did not need to drive past us for emergency purposes because they had other officers on the other side ready. This was a clear act of aggression,” he added.

Ketner also claimed that several of the protesters involved sought medical attention at hospitals after the incident.

What do we know so far?

According to the Detroit Free Press, the incident occurred at roughly 9:30 p.m. EDT and followed several hours of protests that began in Patton Park and moved elsewhere. As protesters were trying to return to the park, police allegedly set up a roadblock — and that’s when things turned violent.

The video shows the police car accelerating through the crowd as protesters began pounding on the vehicle and some hoisted themselves up on the hood. The car started and stopped aggressively in apparent attempt to fling the individuals off the vehicle and clear the path.

Some protesters remained either in front of or on top of the hood of the vehicle as it continued to drive several yards away from the crowd.

According to WJBK-TV, police spokesperson Sgt. Nicole Kirkwood said said that police were attempting to redirect traffic when the crowd of protesters became agitated and surrounded the vehicle.

She added that protesters had smashed the rear window open in addition to jumping on the hood of the car.

The window does look broken

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The department has reportedly launched an investigation, and Detroit Police Chief James Craig is expected to address the incident Monday afternoon.

The tense video resembles a similar incident that occurred in New York City late last month in which a police car pushed into a crowd of protesters.

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Police reveal identity of man charged with savagely beating nursing home resident in viral video

Detroit police have revealed the identity of the man who they say is responsible for beating an elderly nursing home resident.

Law enforcement announced the arrest of a 20-year-old male last week in the savage beating of a 75-year-old man inside a Detroit nursing home. Authorities only learned about the incident after video of the disturbing attack went viral on social media.

On Sunday, police announced they had charged Jaden T. Hayden with two counts of assault with intent to do great bodily harm, larceny in a building, and two counts of financial transaction device steal/retaining without consent, the Detroit Free-Press reported.

Hayden and his victim reportedly shared a room at the Westwood Rehabilitation Nursing Center in central Detroit.

Police say that Hayden recorded the savage beating on May 15 and then uploaded the footage to social media. It is not clear what provoked Hayden, though authorities have said the attack appears to be “racially motivated,” the Daily Caller reported. Hayden is black and his victim is white.

To make matters worse, police allege that Hayden stole his victim’s credit card after the attack, which left the elderly man hospitalized with head injuries.

“The alleged actions of this defendant are truly and uniquely disturbing. We must be able to trust our loved ones in specialty care facilities. I truly hope that the facts of this case are one of a kind,” Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy said.

Hayden is being held on $300,000 bond.

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Suspect arrested after video surfaces showing violent beating of elderly nursing home patient

A man has been arrested in connection with the beating of a 75-year-old nursing home patient in Detroit, after a leaked video of the violent attack went viral.

What are the details?

Disturbing footage circulated on social media this week, showing a male suspect beating a helpless elderly man in what appears to be a room in a care facility. The perpetrator repeatedly punches the victim to the point of drawing blood, then cussing at the elderly man — calling him the N-word and repeatedly telling him, “get the f**ck off my bed.”

According to the Daily Caller, “additional unconfirmed videos of the suspect assaulting other elderly individuals have surfaced across social media,” and “it appears the assault was racially motivated.”

The Detroit Police Department made an arrest in the case on Thursday, and wrote on Twitter, “Thank you to everyone for your assistance in bringing the senior home incident to our attention.” Police have not named the suspect, but did disclose that he is a 20-year-old male who was also a patient at the Westwood Nursing Center, where the incident occurred.

During a press conference, Detroit Police Chief James Craig told reporters, “The nursing home was unaware of the assault until they saw the video.”

The Detroit News reported that “the suspect was taken into custody at the nursing home and transported to the Detroit Detention Center without incident.” The victim was taken to the hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

WXYZ-TV reported that it is unclear why the suspect was being treated at the nursing home, and that “it appears the person who set up the phone to take the video is the 20-year-old suspect himself.”


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Michigan lawmakers vote to limit Gov. Whitmer’s disaster powers — she vows to veto

The Republican-controlled legislature in Michigan voted on Friday to limit the disaster powers of the governor’s office, but Gov. Whitmer has vowed to veto the bill despite public protests against her lockdown orders.

Michigan has been the site of many public protests against the stay-at-home orders made to stop the spread of coronavirus. Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has been the target of much of the protest.

Michigan has taken more strict measures to fight the pandemic, including the cordoning off of unessential sections in grocery and other stores to dissuade people from unnecessarily shopping.

“We haven’t seen the collaboration to this point that we’ve requested and what we would like to see,” said Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield, a Republican, of Whitmer.

“We are the voice of the people, and there are thousands of people across our state frustrated and have had their livelihoods taken away, and we want to ensure they can get back to work when it can be done safely,” he added, according to WDIV in Detroit.

‘I’m not going to sign any bill that takes authority away from me’

Whitmer signaled that she is not going to back down to the protests or the Republican demands, and said that she is going to veto the measures meant to limit her authority.

“I’m not going to sign any bill that takes authority away from me or from any future governor,” she said. “The powers of the Executive Office are incredibly important, especially in times of crisis where lives are on the line.”

She went so far as to demand that legislators respect the stay-at-home order and not leave their homes to vote.

“I find it odd that the Legislature has chosen to congregate against all the best practices against the spirit of the stay home, stay safe order, where the vast majority of their constitutes are observing these important actions,” Whitmer concluded.

On Friday, Whitmer extended the stay-at-home order to May 15 but eased some of the restrictions on businesses, including landscaping, golf courses, and other stores.

Over 35,000 people in Wisconsin have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, with 2,900 dying from the disease.

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Dem lawmaker HAMMERED by her own party for thanking Trump fires back: ‘You need to DO YOUR JOB’

Michigan Rep. Karen Whitsett (D-Detroit) was hammered by her own party for meeting with President Donald Trump and crediting hydroxychloroquine for saving her life. Now, Detroit Democrats are planning to vote on a resolution to censure the freshman lawmaker and bar any future endorsements.

Read more on this here.

On the Glenn Beck Radio Program Friday, Rep. Whitsett had a fiery message for Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, whom she said is undoubtedly behind the party’s push to censure her for breaking protocol.

“I threw her under the bus and I drove the bus over her. This is payback,” Whitsett told Glenn. “And as long as you [Whitmer] are not doing your job, and black lives are being lost in the city of Detroit, I will continue to throw you under the bus, drive it over you, and drag you by your hair behind the bus. Because you need to do your job!

Rep. Whitsett was a guest on the radio program last week following her meeting with the president. She received some good news for the people of Detroit during the COVID-19 crisis:

If you’d like to make an impact in the lives of the people in Detroit, visit Mercury One.org.

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Medical Centers Furlough Workers Amid “Pandemic”

If this was really the health crisis the mainstream media and governments want us to believe, we wouldn’t be witnessing layoffs and furloughs of healthcare workers.  Yet, we are being lied to and the authoritarians expect you to comply with their demands and stop providing a living for yourself.

The entire system of lies the government is built on is crashing around the tyrants who issued “stay at home” orders and locked down entire populations of people. In fact, it is becoming so obvious that this is not about social distancing, but about control, that Detroit Medical Center has furloughed 500 workers during a “pandemic.”

Chief Medical Executive officer Audrey Gregory said the move is being done to obey the commands of tyrants. Because of the stay-at-home orders and government restrictions on elective procedures, some hospital units will be temporarily closed or dramatically ramped down.  According to Fox 2 Detroit, the furlough is indefinite.

“These actions do not impact direct bedside nursing care for COVID-19 and do not impact emergency or medically necessary care access for patients with other medical conditions. We remain appropriately staffed to provide our full support to treat patients in greater Detroit.”

If we expect to beat this economic crash, we need to make sure we disobey and stop following the commands of government even to our detriment. We still have free will and it’s our choice what we comply with. The elitists will panic if people begin to revolt in masse by reopening the economy on their own.  For once, we will be in control and panicking them instead of the other way around.

Michigan protests have erupted in the face of tyranny, such as shutting down entire segments of the economy.  Tyrannical Governor Gretchen Whitmer is not “backing down,” according to The New York Times. We need to remove her power ourselves by voluntarily going about her business in defiance of her orders.  Whitmer has power as long as people continue to follow her orders.  Once we rise up, disobey, and participate in civil disobedience, she won’t have the power to command people.

They Don’t Want You To Know The Truth! It’s Time To End The Tyrannical Lockdown Ourselves

We can end this lockdown ourselves. It’s time the government knowns they don’t own us. We own ourselves and we are no longer accepting their tyranny.

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Cops threaten to jail pro-lifers outside abortion clinic for disobeying COVID-19 stay-at-home order. So activists start praying — and police leave.

A small group of pro-life activists were holding signs outside a Detroit abortion clinic Monday when at least eight police officers showed up and ordered them to leave, LiveAction reported.

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What are the details?

The cops said the activists demonstrating against Scotsdale Women’s Center and Family Planning were violating Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order put in place to fight the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. And like many other states, Michigan is allowing abortion clinics to stay open as an essential business.

And even thought the stay-at-home order allows individuals to be outside, the arriving police officers told the pro-lifers their activity wasn’t essential.

“We’re here for a violation of the stay-at-home order by the governor, OK?” one mask-wearing officer was heard saying on a cellphone video of the standoff. “This isn’t essential to be out right now. … it’s a $500 fine. If you keep this up after that, we’ll take you to jail.”

While the pro-life activists and officers argued back and forth over the Constitution and freedom of speech, one of the activists pointed out that protecting unborn babies from murder was an essential activity.

The officer told the group that “my boss is coming, and if my boss orders me to lock everybody up, that’s what we’ll do.”

Offer to pray — and an amazing sight

At one point a pro-life activist asked the officers if he and his fellow activists could pray for them — and then an amazing thing took place.

At least three of the officers turned and left.

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And another two officers who’d also been debating the pro-lifers appeared to bow their heads during the prayer:

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After a cut in the video, all the officers were gone — and the pro-lifers said that all of the police eventually departed the scene. But a ticket was written up for the pro-lifers’ misdeed.

Even more good news

The pro-lifers toward the end of the video revealed that twin babies had been saved from abortion that day, LiveAction said.

A woman had exited the abortion clinic and told the pro-lifers she thinks she changed her mind about having an abortion — also showing the activists an ultrasound image of her twin babies.

“God opened her eyes and God softened her heart, and she came out,” pro-life activist Andrew Belanger said, the outlet said. “Amidst all of this [with the police] earlier, and God continues to bring encouragement: twins.”

Anything else?

Later, Belanger and other activists filed a lawsuit against Whitmer and the city of Detroit saying police enforcement of the stay-at-home order that prevents their pro-life efforts on the sidewalks outside an abortion business violates the First and 14th Amendments, LiveAction said.

Here’s the clip. The moment the pro-life activists begin praying comes just after the 6:30 mark:


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Explosion destroys Detroit home — police say woman lit a crack pipe near a gas leak

A Detroit, Michigan, home was destroyed by an explosion and fire that police believe was sparked when a woman lit up a crack pipe near a gas leak.

The explosion rocked the neighborhood on the city’s west side on Friday.

Police say they found a 46-year-old woman with burns to her face, arms and legs at the property when they arrived. They also found a 42-year-old man with similar injuries behind the home.

The explosion blew out the windows from other homes nearby, in addition to other damage.

Detroit Deputy Fire Commissioner Dave Fornell told The Detroit News that the woman “claimed she was lighting a crack pipe when the explosion happened.”

A neighbor from across the street from the explosion said it sounded like a bomb going off.

“It was really loud,” said 25-year-old Abraham Alagi. “At the same time I could hear glass shattering. Then I realized that was coming from my front windows.”

Initially police believed that the explosion killed a 65-year-old man who was in the home at the time also, but they later said that he might have walked away after the blast. They are officially calling him missing until they find his whereabouts.

Here’s a local news report about the blast:


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Michigan blue-collar worker says Joe Biden ‘went off the deep end’ in viral confrontation showing presidential candidate cursing at, threatening him

On the heels of Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden’s threatening cuss-out of a blue-collar worker at a Detroit auto plant Tuesday, Jerry Wayne told “Fox & Friends” Wednesday morning that the former vice president “went off the deep end” with him — and doesn’t deserve to be in the White House if he can’t understand that he works for the American people.

What’s the background?

Biden was touring a Fiat Chrysler assembly plant under construction Tuesday and spoke to Wayne, who isn’t an auto worker but was working at the plant. The exchange was caught on video.

At one point Wayne told Biden, “You are actively trying to end our Second Amendment right and take away our guns” — to which Biden replied, “You’re full of s**t.”

After Biden told Wayne he owns shotguns and supports the Second Amendment — though strangely saying, “You’re not allowed to own any weapon. I’m not taking your gun away at all …” — Wayne replied that Biden said he would take away guns in a “viral video” with former Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke.

“I did not say that … I did not say that!” Biden shot back, adding that the video and others like it “are simply a lie.”

Soon Biden was pointing his finger right in Wayne’s face, after which the blue-collar worker waved his hand in front of Biden’s finger and said, “This is not OK, all right?”

Then Biden really lost it: “Don’t tell me that, pal, or I’m going to go outside with you.”

“You’re working for me, man!” Wayne angrily replied.

“I’m not working for you,” Biden growled back, adding, “Don’t be such a horse’s ass.”

Here’s the clip. (Content warning: profanity)

By the way, MSNBC broadcast a selectively edited video of the unhinged interaction, as veteran reporter Andrea Mitchell said she was “paraphrasing” Biden’s “full of s**t” remark as “full of it.” GOP national spokesperson Elizabeth Harrington criticized the network for leaving out Biden’s expletives and threat and instead saying Biden was simply “mixing it up.”

The morning after

During his appearance on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday morning, Wayne said he had asked Biden how he expects votes from the “working man when a lot of us … bear arms, and we like to do that. And if he wants to give us work and take our guns, I don’t see how he’s going to get the same vote.” Then the fireworks began.

Wayne said Biden “could have easily said, ‘I’m not taking questions,’ and I would have very respectfully walked away. But he wanted to listen to my question, and I don’t think that he was ready for it.”

In an extended version of the interview as seen on Mediaite, Wayne added that Biden “doesn’t need to touch anybody’s weapon at all. What we need to do is we need to concentrate on teaching people how to respect firearms and how to use them, not take them away.”

“Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy asked in the extended interview, “Were you surprised … that you asked a civil question, and Joe Biden just went off the deep end on you?”

“Yeah. I thought I was pretty articulate and respectful,” Wayne replied. “I didn’t try to raise any feathers. And he kind of just went off the deep end. I saw that he was digging a hole, and I just kind of let him talk for a while to dig a hole.”

Wayne also said he was put off by Biden’s “I don’t work for you” comment.

“He was the vice president; he wants to be the president now,” Wayne said in the extended interview, adding that “you work for the American people, and if you can’t understand that, then you don’t deserve to have a leg in this race.”

Anything else?

During the interview with Wayne, “Fox & Friends” replayed past video interviews with Biden — the first with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, who asked, “To gun owners out there who say, ‘Well, a Biden administration means they’re going to come for my guns’?”

“Bingo,” Biden replied. “You’re right — if you have an assault weapon. The fact of the matter is they should be illegal. Period. Look, the Second Amendment doesn’t say you can’t restrict the kinds of weapons people can own.”

The second clip replayed was during a recent campaign rally, where Biden said Beto O’Rourke would be mobilized to “take care” of America’s gun situation — and O’Rourke already had infamously declared, “Hell, yes, we’re going to take away your AR-15s.”

And at the rally, Biden told O’Rourke onstage, “I wanna make something clear … you’re gonna take care of the gun problem with me. You’re gonna be the one who leads this effort. I’m counting on you.”

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Garth Brooks wore a ‘Sanders’ jersey at his Detroit show and people on social media are freaking out

Country music megastar Garth Brooks donned a “Sanders” jersey during his concert in Detroit, Michigan, on Saturday night.

While the locals did not appear to bat an eye, several folks on social media had strong reactions to his wardrobe selection —mistakenly assuming the icon was declaring his support for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).

What are the details?

Brooks posted a picture on Instagram showing his #20 Sanders jersey without explanation.

Several fans immediately accused Brooks of being a “Bernie Bro,” with one writing, “Sanders?? Don’t care about your politics. Love your music. Let’s keep politics and your entertainment separate.” Another wrote, “If that’s a Bernie shirt I just lost a lot of respect for you!”

Another follower replied, “Weird. That a millionaire would like a socialist. Hey Garth are you going to distribute your millions?”

It wasn’t just Sanders critics who reacted to what many assumed was an endorsement of the famous socialist. On Twitter, one user posted Garth’s jersey photo with the message, “Welp. Looks like @garthbrooks just became my favorite country singer! #FeelTheBern2020.” She added, “And I despise country music.”

A another Sanders supporter tweeted, “Love the Sanders jersey! Feel the Bern!”

But numerous football fans tried to set the record straight, commenting on both social media outlets that Brooks was actually wearing the Sanders jersey in honor of former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders.

Brooks confirmed that as fact during his show, paying tribute to the retired Pro Football Hall of Famer and telling his audience of 70,000 fans, “Can I just tell ya, you guys got the greatest player in NFL history in my opinion.”



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