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WATCH: Michigan State Rep. Paul Mitchell Accuses Governor of Bulldozing Constitutional Rights

The Republican representative is currently suing the governor for violations of the U.S. and Michigan constitutions.



Republican Michigan State Representative Paul Mitchell ripped into Governor Gretchen Whitmer for bulldozing the constitutional rights of her constituents during his appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight.

Rep. Mitchell is currently suing Governor Whitmer for violations of the U.S. and Michigan constitutions, as well as the state law.

While appearing on Fox News, Rep. Mitchell said that she has “decided to bulldoze the constitutional rights we have in the state.”

“Our governor has decided to bulldoze the constitutional rights we all have in the state,” Mitchell said. “For example, going across the state to visit your grandchildren was prohibited, now it’s allowed. But it can be changed.”

The representative continued on to blast Whitmer for changing the rights that the people of Michigan have on a “week to week basis” and closing off parts of stores while allowing the business to stay open in general.

“Any rights we have can be adjusted by the governor on a week to week basis, which she’s done in some areas,” added Mitchell. “So, even the right to go get medical care is limited. Your ability to go, as I said, up north to your house, to shop for certain things at points in time, she had actually closed off parts of stores because it was not appropriate to shop for paint for your house, for example.”

Mitchell also blasted the fact that you can currently get an abortion in the state, because she deemed them to be “essential,” but you can’t get medical care such as a knee surgery.

“I couldn’t get consultation for healthcare for my knee, but you could get an abortion,” said Mitchell. “She was making unilateral decisions that most of us in this country depend upon a legislature and a court system to do for us, but she used all of government, at this point in time.”

In the lawsuit Mitchell filed in a federal court in Grand Rapids, he said that “Michiganders can and do take reasonable, private action to protect themselves from infection without the need to shut down civil society.”

“Given that the projected surge has not occurred, there is no basis, either legally or factually, to continue any further mandatory lockdown orders.”

Governor Whitmer is currently being sued by a group of churches in the state who claim that her order violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the Constitution.

Under Whitmer’s orders, gatherings of two or more people who are not part of the same household are prohibited, including at religious services until May 28, 2020.

According to her order, religious institutions and their owners are exempt from legal penalty, but people who attend the services are not.

The lawsuit states that while “’neither a place of religious worship nor its owner is subject to penalty under section 20 of this order for allowing religious worship at such place,’ nothing in this provision applies to individuals attending a place or worship as clergy or congregants and does not apply to Plaintiffs.”

“This case seeks to protect and vindicate statutory and fundamental constitutional rights. Plaintiffs bring this civil rights action under the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution and 42 U.S.C. § 1983, and for other statutory and constitutional violations, challenging Defendant’s EOs, acts, policies, and regulations which deprive Plaintiffs of their rights,” the lawsuit continues.

To rectify the situation, the lawsuit is asking the court to issue a permanent injunction against the order.

Michigan House Speaker Lee Chatfield and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey are currently seeking legal action against Whitmer for extending the state of emergency in the state.

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High School Football Players Suspended for Carrying Thin Blue, Thin Red Line Flags Before 9/11 Game



High School football players in Florida have been suspended from their team for carrying Thin Blue Line and Thin Red Line flags during their football game on 9/11 to honor the first responders who died during the attack on the World Trade Center.

One of the young men on the Little Miami High School football team is the son of a police officer, another, the son of a firefighter.

“Were you trying to make some kind of a political statement here?” a Local 12 reporter asked Brady Williams, a senior cornerback, who carried the Thin Blue Line flag.

“No,” he answered quickly. “Not at all. I was just doing it to honor the people that lost their lives 19 years ago.”

Jarad Bentley, whose father is a firefighter, carried the Thin Red Line flag.

“I was all for it,” he said. “Because my dad is a firefighter, and if it had been him killed on 9/11, I would have wanted someone to do it for him.”

The young men had asked the school for permission to carry the flags on to the field before the game, and the school refused. They were told that if they did, there would be consequences.

Still, the boys did it anyways.

“Listen,” Williams said. “I don’t care what my consequences are. So long as my message gets across, I’ll be happy.”

Local 12 reports that “Williams and Bentley heard from the athletic director Monday afternoon and received an indefinite suspension.” The station said that they had called the superintendent about the boys a few hours prior.

Superintendent Gregory Power claimed that they denied the boys’ request because they don’t want to “set a precedent” for “political” flags being carried out on the field.

“We did not want to place ourselves in a circumstance where another family might want a different flag to come out of the tunnel, one that may be [one that] many other families may not agree with from a political perspective,” Power claimed.

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DC Police Helicopter Hit With Lasers By Rioters Forced to Make Emergency Landing — Crew Member Hospitalized

One of the crew members had to be hospitalized due to vision loss in one eye.



A DC Metropolitan Police helicopter had to make an emergency landing on Saturday night as it was hit by laser pointers shined at it by rioters.

A law enforcement source tells the District Herald that one of the crew members had to be hospitalized due to vision loss in one eye.

Rioters were also shining the blinding lasers in the eyes of officers on the ground.

In July, it was revealed that federal officers in Portland may have been permanently blinded by the lasers, that are becoming increasingly common at the riots.

“When officers responded to put out these fires, glass bottles were thrown and lasers – which can cause permanent blindness – were shined in their eyes,” Federal Protective Service (FPS) Deputy Director of Operations Richard Cline said at a press conference at the time. “We have three officers who currently have eye injuries and they may not recover sight in those eyes from those laser attacks.”

There were multiple helicopters circling throughout the area all evening to keep track of the rioters.

Rioters from all over the nation, including many familiar faces from the Portland riots, have been causing chaos throughout the city for several days.

The riot escalated when the militants began to throw bricks at police officers.

Earlier in the evening, a speaker in the newly named “Black Lives Matter Plaza” asserted that “I’m at the point where I’m going to put the police in a f*cking grave. I’m at the point where I want to burn the f*cking White House down!”

There were multiple arrests for assaulting police officers, but it seems as though rioters are being quickly caught and released the next day by the US Attorney’s Office.

The riot in DC is currently ongoing and the District Herald will be continuing to provide updates as the situation progresses.

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BREAKING: Member of Patriot Prayer Fatally Shot in Portland

The rioters also attacked the founder of Patriot Prayer, Joey Gibson.



A member of the Pro-Trump organization Patriot Prayer has been shot and killed in Portland amidst the riots.

Early reports on social media had claimed that a black male was shot by a “Trump supporter,” but that was not the case.

The victim was a white male who was reportedly wearing a hat with the Patriot Prayer insignia on it.

“A Patriot with camouflage gear with infidel and thin blue line patches, was shot and killed during pro-Trump car caravan through downtown Portland at around 8:45pm,” independent reporter Andrew Duncomb tweeted.

“Just heard that the man killed is affiliated with my group. Just had drinks with him last Saturday,” Duncomb added.

Speaking to the District Herald, Duncomb said that “all I got to say right now is he was a good Patriot and this news has hit my group of friends pretty hard. It’s time for Trump to hear our cries and clean up Portland. We will not let them kill us anymore.”

Duncomb added, “shame on Ted Wheeler and Kate Brown. His blood is on their hands. They allowed this violence to happen for over three months. How many people need to die before the elected officials will do their job to protect its citizens?”

Following the fatal shooting, rioters also surrounded and assaulted Patriot Prayer founder Joey Gibson. When Gibson retreated into a gas station, rioters broke the windows and threatened the owner.

The shooting victim’s name has not yet been released, though it is known, to allow time for the family to be notified.

Duncomb, clearly outraged, tweeted a call for patriotic Americans to come to Portland on September 19 to stand against the rioters.

The situation in Portland is ongoing. The District Herald will be providing updates as they become available.

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