On Friday, Sara A. Carter and I walked through the streets of Washington D.C. to cover a historic event. The 2020 March on Washington marked 57 years since Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech and it brought out a crowd of passionate protestors wanting to bring about more change amid growing calls against police brutality.
The day was mostly peaceful, but the rhetoric was certainly extreme. Protestors walked with signs and some were leading chants against law enforcement.
Many wore the words “Black Lives Matter,” on t-shirts, hats, and masks. But, I spotted a group wearing an image that I’m all too familiar with that stuck out in a sea of “Black Lives Matter” merchandise. The group of at least three people, both White and Black, walked through the crowd. On their shirts was an image rooted in hate.
The image was something I remembered from an antisemitic post on Twitter by rapper Ice Cube. He posted it in June when he was infamously posting a string of antisemitic tropes. His tweet was since deleted.
The one he shared and the same one on the group’s shirts showed the caricatures of Jewish businessmen playing the world as a game of Monopoly. And, in the image, the board game was supported on the backs of Black men.
The same image was removed from a wall in London in 2012. It was originally supported by Labour Party leader and known antisemite Jeremy Corbyn.
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Hunter Biden Indicted on Federal Gun Charges Amidst Special Counsel Investigation
In a significant development, Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, was indicted on Thursday on federal gun charges as part of Special Counsel David Weiss’ ongoing investigation. The indictment alleges that Hunter Biden made false statements during the purchase of a firearm, among other charges.
The charges against Hunter Biden include:
• Making a false statement in the purchase of a firearm
• Making a false statement related to information required to be kept by a federal firearms licensed dealer
•Possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance
According to the indictment, the alleged incident occurred on or about October 12, 2018, in the District of Delaware. Hunter Biden is accused of knowingly making a false and fictitious written statement during the acquisition of a Colt Cobra 38SPL Revolver. According to reports from Fox News, the statement, submitted on Form 4473, falsely certified that he was not an unlawful user of, and addicted to, any stimulant, narcotic drug, or controlled substance.
Furthermore, the indictment further states that between October 12, 2018, and October 23, 2018, in the District of Delaware, Hunter Biden knowingly possessed the same firearm despite being an unlawful user of and addicted to controlled substances. This marks the first set of charges brought by Special Counsel David Weiss against Hunter Biden since being granted special counsel status.
The investigation came to public attention when it was reported by Fox News in 2021 that police had responded to an incident in 2018 involving a gun owned by Hunter Biden.
Reports state that, Hallie Biden, the widow of President Biden’s late son, Beau, who was in a relationship with Hunter at the time, discarded the gun. Hunter’s gun was thrown away in a dumpster near a market, located close to a school. It was subsequently revealed that Hunter Biden had purchased a gun earlier that same month.
Hunter Biden’s legal troubles do not end with the gun charges. Earlier in July, an original plea agreement collapsed, which would have seen him plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax counts for willful failure to pay federal income tax, thus avoiding jail time on a felony gun charge. Instead, he pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges and one felony gun charge.
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed David Weiss as special counsel to oversee the Hunter Biden investigation and related matters. The White House has declined to comment on these developments, which continue to draw significant public and media attention.
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