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5:53 AM
> PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — A local member of a New England-based neo-Nazi group known for disrupting children’s “drag queen story hours” has been charged with possessing child pornography.

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After getting a court-authorized warrant, detectives searched Farrea’s home at 37 Souza Way and seized multiple electronic devices. The police said that Farrea’s devices contained sexually explicit images of children.
> Its founder, Christopher Hood Jr., was arrested in 2022 when the group harassed people at a children’s “drag queen story hour” in Jamaica Plain, where the masked demonstrators chanted and held a banner that read, “PEDO SCUM OFF OUR STREETS.”
no surprise that these people were projecting
 
 
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12:37 PM
> Trump could benefit from the jury instruction requiring jurors to convict only if Trump “wilfully” or expressly knew he would violate contribution limits.
Naturally a law aimed only at politicians would have an exception like this
Normally ignorance of the law isn't a built in defense of it
How the Kremlin uses comics to glorify its war in Ukraine bbc.com/news/articles/cn00vnzv617o.amp
Trying to brainwash kids
I hate Putin
 
 
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1:56 PM
Funniest thing is that the excerpts look like the shittiest of AI comics
So whoever is doing it is giving minimum effort lol
@Wipqozn Really fucking wonder, idk if the coverage i've seen is lib leaning (probably) but afaik, the defense was poor to say the least.
But now the problem is what we've known from the start. Is there a MAGA on the jury that will hang it.
Because AFAIK both ways, you need them all to agree. So a full on non-guilty verdict would be weird
 
@Fredy31 my guess will be 70-30 conviction-hung jury
 
and if its hung, we basically go back to square 1 and figure out a jury again
 
2:12 PM
I'm not too concerned about a hung jury due to pre-existing bias. How individual jurors interpret the law OTOH, that could easily lead to a hung jury.
 
 
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5:16 PM
No words for this": Legal experts pan Aileen Cannon's "outrageous" pro-Trump bias salon.com/2024/05/30/…
> Judge Cannon has appeared confused by basic legal concepts and indulged the Trump defense team's wildest arguments
Democracy really is dead in America, and half the country is cheering this death on
 
@MBraedley That awkward moment when that terrible movie was right
 
It wasn't as bad as episode 1...
 
Episode 3 was the best of them, that's true
 
5:46 PM
@Wipqozn Yeah heard an analysis by Legal Eagle... would be hard to not make a case that she made sure the whole thing would not be in court before the election
Lots of Trump associates are doing that Hail Mary right now. Push everything back as much as possible so they can get a pardon when trump is elected
which I dont think will happen
People dont like biden sure but shit would need to be dumb AF to give this Trump guy a second try
 
6:03 PM
@Fredy31 There's actually a very real chance that Trump is going to win come November. In fact, I think polls are in his favour.
 
proof that you need to go out and fucking vote
Even if polls always tend more conservative than the real vote
What i figured (and its not confirmed in any way) is that how are polls made? At the mall on a thursday at 2PM or a random call, a thursday at 2PM.
 
You need to remember that in the last election, that Trump lost, he got more votes than any other nominee in history, except for Biden
 
Who will take the call or talk to the dude and take the 5 minutes to answer? Old people. And old people often skew conservative
 
A very sizable portion of the USA wants what Trump and the GOP have to offer
 
Well theres also always the people that are like 'IVE VOTED X FOR 40 YEARS AND IM NOT ABOUT TO CHANGE'
But yeah, crazy that yes, I dont particularly like Biden, but when the other option is Trump... you fucking serious?
Crazy that a candidate that says in no half words that he will kill democracy as the US knows it still reaches 40-45%
But it really shows the extent as to how much people are fucking done with politics. The normal people are ready to flip a table
What fucking sucks is that they will flip the table towards fashism
 
 
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7:14 PM
False right-wing reports about Trump trial jury instructions fuel threats against judge nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/…
 
That judge is a fucking saint for that he didn't throw Trump into the slammer over all of this
 
 
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8:45 PM
We should know shortly... But it's gotta be guilty. There's no way they'd reach a Not Guilty verdict this quickly.
Fingers crossed
> Jury asks for extra 30 minutes to fill out verdict forms
So we'll likely know the verdict within the hour
 
9:06 PM
Yeah, you're right. the first count is Guilty
yeah, he's guilty as charged
 
Looks like guilty on all counts is what's happening
Yup, guilty on all counts
Now sentencing needs to be decided
So 34 guilty verdicts
 
I don't know if he's going to get prison time though. I think the expectation is that due to his age and his lack of a criminal record, he's just going to get a fine
Also, I think he can still appeal this
 
I'd be shocked if he got any prison time
House arrest or a fine
Either way, he can't vote so no voting for himself
 
July 11th we'll know the sentencing
according to MSNBC
 
Who decides the sentence? Judge or jury?
 
9:22 PM
lol
(idk)
Think jury with guidelines set by the judge
 
I think it's the judge
 
Criminal law is all calvinball so who knows
It's funny no matter what
Though
 
r/Conservative is as insufferable as expected, but I just wanted to get a glimpse into how the side disconnected from reality was viewing this. SPoilers: They're disconnected from reality.
 
I'm gonna go bed now that i still have a smile on my face
Would rather not read something that pisses in my cheerios this late in the evening
 
9:32 PM
> Donald Trump has emerged from court and is speaking to media.

He starts by saying: "This was a disgrace, this was a rigged trial".
> Trump says he will "keep fighting until the end".

The former president also lashes out at the court process, claiming he was unfairly treated.

"This is far from over," he says, before walking away without answering any questions.
 
9:51 PM
Wikipedia was updated within minutes too:
> Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American politician, media personality, businessman and convicted felon who served as the 45th president of the United States from 2017 to 2021.
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The drama has started too, and it's already been reverted
> Classifying Donald Trump as a convicted felon in the very first sentence of this Wikipedia article will cause massive damage to the credibility of Wikipedia as a whole. It will also discourage readers from reading further if they are looking for a neutral article to read. I agree with Thebiguglyalien in that the first sentence of a biography should be very limited to the things that make the subject notable. I agree with it being mentioned in the lead, but not for the first sentence.
Consensus #43 indicates that for the lead section, "the mere fact that an edit has not been discussed is not a valid reason to revert it." With that in mind, Space4Time3Continuum2x, could you provide a rationale for this edit? The lead is well in excess of an appropriate length and level of detail. Nikkimaria (talk) 12:09, 6 May 2024 (UTC) I still think that when your removal of longstanding content from the lead is challenged, you need to provide a rationale for the removal on the Talk page. (Your edit summary merely says "rework lead".) Per MOS:LEAD, the lead gives the basics in a nutshell,...
lol okay
yeah, being the first POTUS in history be convicted oof a crime isn't notable.
 
 
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11:24 PM
I'm such an idiot! I thought I was watching that live, but then I looked up and saw that you had already been discussing it.
Anyway, the video is queued up to the moment the verdict was announced on CNN.
 

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