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‘We Won Today… and We’ll Keep Winning’: Assange Extradition Trial Postponed Until September

If extradited and convicted, he could face up to 175 years for the “crime” of publishing information that the US did not want the public to know.

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The Julian Assange extradition trial has been postponed until at least September due to the coronavirus pandemic.

On May 4, British District Judge Vanessa Baraitser agreed to postpone the trial and move it from Belmarsh Magistrates’ Court to another court.

“It’s going to take some negotiation to find a crown court that is open in September, in the current climate, and willing and available to take this hearing,’ Baraitser said.

She said that she will notify all parties when a court that can hear the case is determined. It is scheduled to take place over the course of three weeks. The judge warned that there may not be a court that can accommodate the trial during that time frame in London, and that it may end up being in another jurisdiction outside the city.

The trial was originally scheduled to take place in May, but has been delayed due to the coronavirus lockdown. Lawyers for Assange had complained that they have been unable to see him and prepare. Additionally, Assange would not be able to attend the hearing in person, which would make them unable to consult with their client during the proceedings.

Judge Baraitser, during a hearing on April 27, agreed that “remote attendance by the parties will not be appropriate.”

John Shipton, Assange’s father, called the postponed trial a victory, telling Sputnik News that “we won today. And, I guess, from now on we’ll keep on winning.”

“The September date suits us, suits me and suits the family so we can all come and attended the hearing. It’s a continuous hearing, so that’s much more suitable to the defence. So yeah, it’s a relief actually to have the date September 7th onwards,” Shipton added.

In February, Assange’s legal team alleged that the US government was involved in a plot to kill the WikiLeaks founder and make it look like an accident.

Assange’s attorney, Edward Fitzgerald, said that “there were conversations about whether there should be more extreme measures contemplated, such as kidnapping or poisoning Julian Assange in the embassy.”

The legal team explained that American spies were working with UC Global, the Spanish company that had been contracted by Ecuador to do the surveillance in the embassy under the guise of protecting Assange.

US Global’s owner, David Morales, had told his employees that he was going to work “for the dark side,” according to whistleblowers within the company.

“In fact, Mr Morales had indeed made a side agreement to provide information gathered about Mr Assange to the dark side – in other words, US intelligence agencies,” Fitzgerald told the court.

The “dark side,” it turned out, involved billionaire Republican donor Sheldon Adelson, who is also believed by many to be behind the hiring of John Bolton in the White House.

“Former employees who have been granted witness protection have testified that Morales traveled to the U.S. once or twice a month, carrying with him hard disks containing the recordings from inside the Ecuadoran embassy. According to these former employees, he repeatedly told them not to talk to Ecuadoran officials about the trips. Prosecutors, according to the NYT, contend that Morales passed the disks to security officials at Adelson’s casino, which served as a go-between for the CIA,” the American Conservative reports.

Morales has since been arrested in Spain for the scheme.

Assange’s legal team explained that he was so concerned about the constant surveillance that he began sleeping inside a tent in his bedroom.

According to the whistleblower who exposed the UC Global plot, “David (Morales) said the Americans were desperate and had even suggested more extreme measures could be applied against the guest to put an end to the situation,” Fitzgerald told the court. He added that they discussed that the embassy door could be left open to make a kidnapping look like it could have been “an accident”, adding “even the possibility of poisoning had been discussed,” the Daily Mail reports.

Assange is facing charges under the Espionage Act in the United States for his publication of the Iraq and Afghan War Logs. If extradited and convicted, he could face a maximum sentence of 175 years for the “crime” of publishing material that the US government did not want the public to know.

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Rochester PD Seeks Help IDing Thugs Who Attacked Elderly Couple Trying to Protect Their Home

Police have now released security footage that may help to identify the brutal criminals.

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Rochester Police are seeking the public’s help to identify a gang of rioters who violently attacked an elderly couple that was trying to protect their home from the looters.

Police have now released security footage that may help to identify the brutal criminals.

“Do you know any of these men? Yesterday, May 30, these men violently attacked a store owner & her husband who were trying to protect their business from being looted. Please look at the video & still images. If you know any of them, please call Crime Stoppers @ 423-9300,” the Patrol Section Investigations for the Rochester Police Department said in a tweet.

They also released still images of the men they are attempting to identify.

In the shocking video footage of the incident, the woman pleads with the men who are terrorizing her to stop as they are smashing the Rochester Fire Equipment Company and the jewelry store next door. The criminals were attempting to loot the jewelry store.

The couple lives in an apartment above the shops.

The men continue menacing her and it seems like they may leave, then one of them turns and begins attacking her.

Her husband then runs over with a golf club and starts swinging, and is also brutally attacked, as he yelled for them to get away from his wife.

A man named Joe Painter was coming home from grocery shopping when he saw the incident happening and began filming.

“Painter, who says he is a veteran of the War in Afghanistan, says it was one of the worst things he’s ever witnessed. He said he stopped recording abruptly because some of the people who attacked the woman in the video started running toward him,” WHAM reported.

Riots have completely overtaken most major cities for the last few days following the death of a black man in custody of Minneapolis Police officers. Democrat leaders have been reluctant to seem unsympathetic to the cause, so they have allowed looting, rioting, kidnapping, arson, and even murder to continue for days.

Hundreds, if not thousands, of small businesses have been destroyed in the mayhem.

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You Love To See It: Rich Writer Cheers Rioters Burning Poor Areas, Calls Them ‘Animals’ When They Get To His

This is the best “life comes at you fast” of all time.

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A rich NBA writer was gleefully cheering as Minneapolis rioters burned down poor neighborhoods, but quickly changed his tune when they got to his area.

Chris Martin Palmer, a well known sportswriter, was tweeting things like “burn that sh-t down. Burn it all down,” when the rioters burned down an affordable housing project that was under construction.

Just days later, the riots began to creep closer to his home in a Los Angeles gated community, at which time the rioters became “animals.”

“They just attacked our sister community down the street. It’s a gated community and they tried to climb the gates. They had to beat them back. Then destroyed a Starbucks and now are in front of my building. Get these animals TF out of my neighborhood. Go back to where you live,” Palmer wrote, referring to the lower income areas they previously destroyed.

“Tear up your own shit. Don’t come to where we live at and tear our neighborhood up. We care about our community. If you don’t care about yours I don’t give a shit,” he added.

As he got called out on Twitter, he pretended that he only supported “peaceful” protesters all along, and wasn’t cheering for the arson.

“Make no mistake about it those who were looting were not protestors. They were criminals who just blended in. Hell bent on stealing and property destruction. When the legit protestors left midday everything went off the rails,” he wrote.

When someone tweeted at him saying “you can’t be with the chaos one minute then when it’s at your front door you switch it up,” to which the hypocrite replied “you better damn well believe I can.”

He was ratioed, of course.

Hilariously, Palmer also attended the riots and bragged about being tear gassed, in someone else’s neighborhood, of course.

The people who “don’t care” about their communities are people like this elderly disabled woman who now has no where to shop. She tearfully told a reporter that “George is in a better place than we are,” and said that she wanted to “go where George did,” as she watched the rioters destroy her neighborhood.

Funny how Palmer believes the destruction is all fun and games until it threatened him, even though he can actually afford to lose — unlike the woman above.

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Dallas Riot Mob Victim Charles Shoultz: I Was ‘Trying to Protect a Bar I Love’

The rioters continued to beat and rob him after he became unresponsive in a viral video that shocked the nation.

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The victim of a heinous gang of rioters who brutally mangled his body while stoning him and beating him with a skateboard is speaking out.

The rioters continued to beat and rob him after he became unresponsive in a viral video that shocked the nation.

It turns out that his name is Charles Shoultz, a Catholic writer from Dallas.

He tweeted about the incident on Sunday morning.

“So, hey, funny story. The guy in this video getting his ass kicked? That’s me,” Shoultz tweeted. “I had a bit of an adventure this evening trying to protect a bar I love, one that ended with me in the hospital. But I am quite alive, if a bit worse for wear.”

He added, “and now, if you’ll excuse me, I am dead tired. I was tired before all these people whipped my ass. I’m going to bed. I will explain significantly more when I wake up.”

When asked why he didn’t bring a gun instead of a sword, he wrote “well, I don’t have a gun in my apartment.”

He added, “and I didn’t expect them to rush me more than a dozen at once, or start throwing rocks at me first. I did not think adequately about all this, in hindsight.”

Shoultz said that he has all his teeth, at least.

In new videos of the incident, the mob can be seen throwing rocks at him as he walked down the street. He is then seen charging at one of the rioters before they mob and brutalize him.

The horrifying brutal gang beating was captured on camera by Blaze TV journalist Elijah Schaffer.

“It appears he attempted to defend a shop with a large sword Looters ran at him, then he charged rioters. They then beat him with a skateboard and stoned him with medium sized rocks. I called an Ambulance and it’s on the way,” Schaffer tweeted at the time.

Schaffer added that, “some people were concerned, others laughed at him — and many more continued to loot high end stores around him while he bled out [from] the assault.”

Prior to the attack, Shoultz had tweeted about his barbershop being destroyed and his concern for a book shop in Deep Ellum that he hoped had not been damaged.

Welp, my barbershop in Dallas got destroyed last night,” he tweeted. “Any Catholic Twitter Dallasites know of other good barbershops throughout the city?”

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Dallas Morning News reporter Cassandra Jaramillo tweeted early Sunday morning that “DPD source tells me man who was seen getting attacked in a graphic viral video by a group of protesters is in bad shape, but hanging on. His body was literally twisted from getting stomped on and kicked. Happened near House of Blues. Working to get more info #DallasProtests”

“Dallas Police spokesman tells me the victim of the attack is in stable condition and was transported to a hospital. Police say at this time they can not confirm he was defending a business being looted. His identity has not been released at this time”

“More from DPD: the victim was carrying a machete to allegedly ‘protect his neighborhood from protesters.’ The victim confronted protesters while holding the machete and was subsequently assaulted by the protesters. He remains in stable condition,” Jaramillo added.

It is unknown if any arrests have been made, as police and the government have lost control of the city.

Rioting has been ongoing for days in cities across the United States after the death of a black man who was in Minneapolis Police custody. The rioters claim that they are “protesting” for justice. It remains unclear how looting local businesses, terrorizing neighborhoods, committing murders and kidnapping people will provide that.

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