Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urged lawmakers to redirect unspent stimulus money allocated by Congress under the CARES Act to provide targeted support to parts of the U.S. economy that have been hardest-hit by the pandemic. “I hope that Congress will seriously consider reallocating $580 billion of funds that have already been appropriated that wouldn’t cost taxpayers an additional penny,” he said in a phone interview on Thursday, as cited by Bloomberg. Mnuchin suggested the unspent funds could be used to help small businesses in the entertainment, travel, and restaurant industries, as well as to extend unemployment insurance. “I believe it will have a significant impact for people whose businesses have been impacted by COVID—they can then get through to the beginning of next year when we will have vaccines broadly…
Attorney General William Barr on Nov. 20 directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule the executions of three death row inmates, convicted for what the Department of Justice described as “staggeringly brutal murders.”
All three inmates鈥擜lfred Bourgeois, Cory Johnson, and Dustin John Higgs鈥攚ere sentenced years ago for a series of deadly crimes, with one death sentenced dating back 24 years, but various legal impediments prevented authorities from proceeding with their executions until now, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a release.
In 2002, Bourgeois took his two-and-a-half-year old daughter along on a trucking route, where he abused, tortured, and ultimately beat her to death after she tipped over her training potty while he was making a delivery.
He was found guilty in 2004, with a jury unanimously recommending he be put to death. In 2019, authorities scheduled his execution for Jan. 13, 2020, but legal impediments prevented the sentence from being carried out at that time. He is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Dec. 11, 2020 at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Cory Johnson murdered seven people in connection with his drug-trafficking activities.
“In early 1992, Johnson went on a killing spree, shooting and killing each of the seven victims for perceived slights or rivalry in the drug trade,” the DOJ said, including shooting a victim at close range after ordering him to place his head on a car steering wheel, and shooting another victim to death in his home after he failed to pay for crack cocaine.
Johnson was found guilty in 1993 of a variety of capital offenses, including seven counts of murder, with a jury unanimously recommending a death sentence, which was affirmed 24 years ago. He was originally scheduled for execution in 2006, but a preliminary injunction prevented authorities from proceeding with carrying out the sentence until this September. Johnson is schedule to be put to death by lethal injection on Jan. 14, 2021 at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana.
In 1996, Higgs kidnapped and killed three women after he and two friends drove them to a secluded area at the Patuxent National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland, where the DOJ said Higgs “ordered the women out of the vehicle, gave a gun to one of his friends, and said, ‘better make sure they’re dead.’” All three women were shot to death.
Higgs was found guilty of a range of offenses, including three counts of first-degree murder, with a jury unanimously recommending nine death sentences, which were affirmed after an appeal 17 years ago. His execution is scheduled for Jan. 15, 2021 at an undisclosed location.
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Ronald Reagan biographer Craig Shirley responded to threats of punishment towards Trump staff and supporters by political speakers on the far left. Shirley called these鈥攖hreats of “tortious interference.” “Tortious interference has been a law since before the Constitution.” A form of tortious interference is when someone improperly interferes with a business relationship or transaction between a person and a third party. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) requested on Twitter that Trump appointees and supporters be listed and recorded. From NTD News Focus News: Trump Backers Threatened With Blacklist