LEADER OF NEW MEXICO BASED MILITIA GROUP ARRESTED ON WEAPONS CHARGES

WESLASCO, TX

 

 

 

Larry Mitchell Hopkins was arrested last week and charged with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. 69-year old Hopkins is the leader of a militia group operating in New Mexico. Hopkins’ group, The United Constitutional Patriots operate out of Sunland Park, New Mexico, bordering El Paso, Texas, and Chihuahua State, Mexico.

 

 

 

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NBC 2 WGRZ (WGRZ) out of Buffalo NY, reported, Mitchell’s group claims to have set up shop along the border fence about two months ago to report illegal crossings of migrants and possible smugglers to the U.S. Border Patrol. The American Civil Liberties Union urged the Governor of New Mexico to open an investigation into the group after watching The United Constitutional Patriots Facebook stream. The stream showed the group, armed with guns, detaining migrants and ordering them to sit on the ground at gunpoint. The American Civil Liberties Union found the group’s activities to be dangerous. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas agreed.

 

 

 

“The rule of law should be in the hands of trained law enforcement officials, not armed vigilantes.” Balderas said.

 

 

 

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A closer look into the leader’s background revealed that Hopkins was a convicted felon prohibited from carrying a firearm. A visit to his home in 2017 uncovered 9 firearms and ammunition. Hopkins had three prior convictions dating back to 1996. One for impersonating a police officer in Oregon. The F.B.I began investigating Hopkins himself, after getting reports that Hopkins was at the head of a group that were training to assassinate Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton, and George Soros. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Hopkins is a well known right-wing figure. Using his pseudonym, Johnny Horton Jr., Hopkins appeared in videos claiming to have advised President Trump on border security. Hopkins faces a maximum 10-years in prison if convicted on the charges.

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MAN WHO SENT WHITE POWDER AND THREATENING LETTERS TO TRUMP JR. AND OTHERS SENTENCED

MASSACHUSETTS

 

 

 

A man who sent threatening letters to multiple people, including Donald Trump Jr., was sentenced to 5-years probation in a federal court on Friday. Daniel Frisiello pleaded guilty to the charges of sending threatening letters back in October. Some of the people Frisiello was accused of sending the letters and powder to included Antonio Sabato Jr., Senator Debbie Stabenow, and Donald Trump Jr., whose, then wife, opened the letter and was later rushed to the hospital after claiming she felt dizziness after opening the letter. The letter also contained a white powder inside of the envelope it was sent in. It was later determined that the powder was a harmless substance.

 

 

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ABC News (@abcnews) reported, the judge declined to send Frisiello to serve any prison time because Frisiello is developmentally disabled and the judge “did not believe he would respond well to incarceration.” Frisiello thanked the judge for not sentencing him to serve any prison time. He said “the past year has been hell for me and my family.” Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Garland sought a 3-year prison sentence for Frisiello. Garland claimed Frisiello wrote and sent 13 letters over a 3-year period, and took steps to avoid detection, like dropping the letters off at different mailboxes. Friends and family of Frisiello wrote nearly 90 letters to the judge pleading for leniency before Frisiello was sentenced on Friday.

MAN ARRESTED ON ASSAULT CHARGES AFTER BODYSLAMMING WOMAN FOR UNPLUGGING HIS PLAYSTATION CONSOLE

NASHVILLE, TN

 

 

 

A Nashville man has been charged with domestic assault after someone unplugged his PlayStation according to police reports. The man was identified as Joshua Stone of Nashville. It’s unclear if the victim was a spouse or a friend.

 

 

 

WSMV Nashville (@wsmv) reported, police say Stone got into an argument with the victim while playing the video game. Stone told police the woman unplugged his PlayStation, so he bodyslammed her. The unidentified woman suffered injuries to her head. There were no reports of the severity of the victim’s injuries. No report on bail amount as of yet.

FLYERS COVER KATE SMITH STATUE OVER RACIST LYRICS

PHILADELPHIA, PA

 

 

 

The Philadelphia Flyers have covered the statue of Kate Smith that stands outside of the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers also say they will stop using Smith’s rendition of “God Bless America” before hockey games.

 

 

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6 Action News Philadelphia (@6abc) reported, the Flyers released the following statement on Friday:

 

 

 

   ” We have recently become aware that several songs performed by Kate Smith contain offensive lyrics that do not reflect our values as an organization. As we continue to look into this serious matter, we are removing Kate Smith’s recording of ‘God Bless America’ from our library and covering up the statue that stands outside our arena.”

 

 

Here are some of the lyrics from Smith’s song titled “That’s Why Darkies Were Born”

 

 

 

   Someone had to pick the cotton,

Someone had to pick the corn,

Someone had to slave and be able to sing,

That’s why darkies were born.

 

Someone had to laugh at trouble,

Though he was tired and worn,

Had to be contented with any old thing,

That’s why darkies were born.

 

Sing, sing, sing when you’re weary and sing when you’re blue,

Sing, sing that’s what you taught all the white folks to do.

 

Someone had to fight the devil,

Shout about Gabriel’s Horn,

Someone had to stoke the train,

That would bring God’s children to green pastures,

That’s why darkies were born.