After remaining unsigned through six weeks of the 2017 NFL season, Colin Kaepernick claims the league is participating in collusion.
According to Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has filed a grievance against the owners for collusion under the latest collective bargaining agreement.
Per Freeman, Kaepernick has hired attorney Mark Geragos to help him in the legal situation.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports also reported the quarterback's plan to file a grievance.
Kaepernick opted out of his contract at the conclusion of last season with the expectation he would find a new landing spot but has not gotten a new deal and has received surprisingly little interest compared to how well he played last season. He finished the year with 16 touchdowns and only four interceptions in 12 games.
The Trump administration is exploring ways to replace the use of Social Security numbers as the main method of assuring people’s identities in the wake of consumer credit agency Equifax Inc.’s massive data breach.
The administration has called on federal departments and agencies to look into the vulnerabilities of employing the identifier tied to retirement benefits, as well as how to replace the existing system, according to Rob Joyce, special assistant to the president and White House cybersecurity coordinator.
“I feel very strongly that the Social Security number has outlived its usefulness,” Joyce said Tuesday at a cyber conference in Washington organized by the Washington Post. “Every time we use the Social Security number, you put it at risk.”
Five municipalities in Puerto Rico are being investigated by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on charges that high-ranking city officials retain supplies provided by the central government and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for hurricane Maria victims.
According to close sources, the municipalities investigated are Patillas, San Juan, Arecibo, Aguadilla and Vieques island.
The head of the federal prosecutor, Rosa Emilia Rodriguez acknowledged that they have received several complaints on the matter, but she declined to reveal which municipalities are investigated.
“We have FBI agents who this morning moved to one of the villages on the Island where they informed us that apparently the supplies delivered by FEMA were being stored, and are being kept for the political benefit of a person or some persons for them to ingratiate themselves politically, “said Rodríguez.
The official said that those who incur in this illegal practice could be sentenced up to 20 years in prison.
Meanwhile, Department of Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez indicated that agents of the Special Investigations Bureau (NIE) work in coordination with federal authorities.
“Any irregularity that is detected in the delivery of supplies, or that the aid is not reaching the citizens, will be investigated rigorously, both at the state level and at the federal level,” said Vázquez.
At the state level, high ranking city government officials are taking advantage of their positions and are benefiting specific citizens of their choice and they will be investigated and prosecuted.
Citizens are urged to report irregularities of this type of behavior to the federal authorities.
Zero Hedge claims to have talked to the US Attorney's office about it.
While refusing to give specific names, the U.S. Attorney's office said that "the first is from the (area) north and the other is from the center; and another is the metropolitan area."
Meanwhile, the investigation was launched after Governor Ricardo Rosselló received multiple complaints that supplies delivered by FEMA to some mayors were not reaching citizenship.
"I want everyone who is listening to us to know that that will be investigated in a rigorous way and that we will not give any opportunity," he told Wapa Radio, the local chief of justice.
He reiterated that the aid that has been taken to "mayors and officials is for citizenship and if someone is committing a crime, receiving supplies and using them for their known people that is a crime and will be investigated".
James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has just released yet another media exposé! This bombshell reveals a former Democratic campaign operative who edits the New York Times‘ video content on social media platforms and was pretending to be James Comey’s godson.
Project Veritas' latest installment in the American Pravda series takes aim at The New York Times, the supposed "paper of record." In the first part of this series, Nicholas Dudich, Audience Strategy Editor for the Times' extensive video library speaks candidly about how his left political bias influences his editorial judgement and reveals an unusual connection to former FBI Director James Comey, and a strange association with domestic terror group Antifa.
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Share Tweet Email Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.), left, and Dr. Salomon Melgen / Getty Images BY: Brent Scher Follow @brentscherOctober 16, 2017 2:07 pm The federal judge in the corruption trial against Democratic senator Robert Menendez (N.J.) announced on Monday that he was rejecting the defense’s request to have charges dismissed, putting an end to a central […]
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Rep. Marsha Blackburn, one of the most powerful women in Congress, announced last week that she would seek the GOP nomination for the open Senate seat in Tennessee being vacated by Senator Bob Corker. Her campaign posted a link to a video of her announcement on Twitter and sought to buy an ad to promote the video.But Twitter, citing "inflammatory language" in the video announcement, refused to sell any ad space. They deemed a statement by Blackburn on the congressional investigation into Planned Parenthood likely to provoke a "strong negative reaction." It would be a shame if this went viral & helped her win!
<p>British journalist Andy Marr went there. The BBC presenter hammered Hillary Clinton in a way that most American reporters wouldn’t dare. After asking her about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Marr didn’t let this bit of hypocrisy go unchecked from the presidential candiate: “But that we recognize that this kind of behavior cannot be tolerated anywhere, […]
MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace hosted a round table discussion today where she and her fellow panelists tore President Trump apart for saying Barack Obama never called to offer sympathy to gold star families. The president is already facing major blowback over his false claim that his predecessor never reached out to the grieving parents of soldiers […]
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To coincide with the release of a new Stephen Sondheim magazine interview, The New York Times has put out a video featuring staffers singing “Broadway Baby” from Follies. Yes, you can actually see Maggie Haberman, Frank Bruni, and more faces from the Times singing Sondheim. Your move, Washington Post. Watch above, via The New York […]
Earlier today, LawNewz reported on how freelance producer Melissa Jones posted a picture of a cotton stalk that another reporter apparently received as a gift from the judge in the Quinton Tellis murder trial in Batesville, Mississippi. Apparently, Major Barry Thompson from the Panola County Sheriff’s Department didn’t take too kindly to the post, as he threatened to arrest Jones […]
Fox Business Network, which was started as a Fox-branded competitor to CNBC, celebrated 10-years on the air this week with a streak of ratings wins. Launched in October 2008 by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., the channel provided a blend of politics and business news directed by Neil Cavuto, who hosted a weekly business show on […]
<p>On Monday, NBC’s <em>Today</em> finally discovered the elusive secret to happiness – European-style socialism. While taking a bicycle tour of Copenhagen with <em>National Geographic</em>’s Dan Buettner, correspondent Cynthia McFadden proclaimed: “For 40 years Denmark has ranked as one of the happiest places on Earth….the Danes make life less stressed and more joyful.”<br /> </p>
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