‘Cowboys for Trump’ leader detained by FBI after pledging to bring guns to DC

Summary List Placement The far-right leader of “Cowboys for Trump” has been arrested in Washington, DC, after last week pledging to bring guns to the nation’s capital on the day of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. In a statement, the FBI’s Washington Field Office told Insider that Couy Griffin, an elected Republican county commissioner in New Mexico, was detained Sunday afternoon by US Capitol Police, who then notified the bureau. Griffin “was the subject of an arrest warrant for his role in the January 6 Capitol riots,” the FBI said. A criminal complaint, dated January 15, accuses Griffin of entering restricted grounds without lawful authority. A police affidavit in support of… Read More

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Virtual ‘Worldwide Prayer Rally’ To Be Held For ‘Canada’s Rabbi’

OTTAWA, Ill. — For a man who has devoted his life to promoting kindness, a diagnosis of advanced-stage cancer in his pancreas and liver might seem the unkindest cut of all.  But Rabbi Reuven Bulka, often dubbed “Canada’s rabbi,” says he has no complaints. “In terms of having complaints to God or complaints that life isn’t giving me a fair shake, that doesn’t enter my mind,” the 76-year-old beloved spiritual leader in Ottawa’s Jewish community said in a telephone interview from New York City, where he has gone to be with his five children. “I really feel blessed in the life that I’ve lived.” It’s how you impact others that… Read More

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Ontario To Up Inspections Of Big-Box Shops Amid Widespread Rule Breaking

TORONTO — An enforcement blitz that uncovered numerous violations of COVID-19 prevention protocols across big-box retailers in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas will broaden its scope to include the rest of the province in the weeks ahead, the province’s labour minister said Sunday.  Monte McNaughton said the initial wave of inspectors combing retailers for those eschewing masks and ignoring physical distancing guidelines found only 70 per cent of sites they visited were adhering to the public health measures intended to curb the spread of the virus. He called the results disappointing, pledging to expand the enforcement efforts to other parts of the province as well as additional industries at… Read More

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