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Star Trek actor Kenneth Mitchell dead at 49 after 5-year battle with ALS

Kenneth Mitchell — best known for acting in Star Trek — has passed away at 49 years old after a five-year battle with ALS, according to the Daily Mail.

Mitchell played the Klingons Kol, Kol-Sha, and Tenavik on Star Trek: Discovery. And he voiced several other characters in an episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks.

Mitchell was born in Toronto on November 25, 1974, and he kicked off his acting career by playing professional hockey player Ralph Cox in Disney’s 2004 film “Miracle.” He went on to act in several other shows before eventually being diagnosed with ALS in 2018.

Mitchell said that “the moment that they told us it was [ALS], it was like I was in my own movie. That’s what it felt like, like I was watching that scene where someone is being told that they have a terminal illness. It was just a complete disbelief, a shock,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The actor is survived by his wife Susan May Pratt and their two children, Kallum and Lilah.

The family posted to Instagram: “For five and a half years Ken faced a series of awful challenges from ALS [or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis]. And in truest Ken fashion, he managed to rise above each one with grace and commitment to living a full and joyous life in each moment.”

“To those close to him he was known as a hope seeker, daydreamer, dream believer, soccer player, beach walker, bear hugger, landscape designer, garden grower, canoe paddler, happy camper, nature explorer, cat lover, infectious laugher, gift giver…”

“Note sender, movie goer, art maker, music listener, sports connoisseur, detailed particular, Leafs supporter, world traveler, uncle joker, younger brother, Susan’s partner, and more than anything else, a proud father.”

Mitchell talked about his role as Kol in 2017, saying that “[w]hether someone is good or bad is all about perspective, and it’s about understanding that culture.”

“You’ll get to know the Klingons on our show, and then people can decide if we really are the villains.”

Following Mitchell’s death, the family set up a GoFundMe account, where they said the funds would go toward helping support the children who have experienced financial strain at the loss of their father.

At the time of this report, the fundraising page has raised $34,208 out of its goal of $100,000.

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Brian Kemp blasts Biden’s immigration policies after illegal alien’s reported murder of Laken Hope Riley, demands answers

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp blasted President Joe Biden over his immigration policies in the aftermath of the murder of a 22-year-old nursing student who was believed to have been brutally killed by an illegal alien.

As Blaze News reported, Augusta University nursing student Laken Hope Riley was viciously murdered while she was jogging. The body of Riley was discovered in a wooded area on the University of Georgia campus on Thursday.

University of Georgia Police Chief Jeffrey Clark said Riley died of blunt force trauma.

On Friday, police arrested 26-year-old Jose Antonio Ibarra.

Ibarra was charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, kidnapping, hindering a 911 call, and concealing the death of another.

Clark described the murder as a “crime of opportunity.”

Ibarra reportedly lived at an apartment building located on the edge of the park where Riley was jogging.

Clarke noted that Ibarra is not a U.S. citizen and did not attend the university.

Ibarra is an illegal immigrant from Venezuela who crossed illegally into El Paso, Texas, in September 2022 and was released into the U.S. via parole, sources within the Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Department of Homeland Security told Fox News.

On Saturday, Kemp fired off a letter to Biden demanding answers regarding the porous U.S. southern border and the overwhelming illegal immigration crisis.

“As I have stated many times in the past, your actions and those of your administration have resulted in every state in the country experiencing the disastrous impacts of an unsecured U.S. southern border,” Kemp began his letter to Biden. “More than nine million illegal immigrants have crossed the border since you took office – with an additional, unknown number of migrants who were not detained and processed – while at least 58 people on the terror watchlist have been encountered between ports of entry this fiscal year alone.”

“While the dangers of this crisis have never been theoretical, this week our state witnessed a devastating tragedy,” Kemp said, referring to the brutal murder of Riley.

Kemp also said, “Laken Riley’s tragic death struck the hearts of Georgians everywhere and has rightfully sparked national outrage. As I have said many times before: every state is now a border state because of Joe Biden’s inaction, and today I am again demanding answers and information from the Biden Administration that will help us protect our citizens when the federal government will not.”

Kemp pointed out that Ibarra’s brother, Diego Ibarra, was arrested for presenting law enforcement with a fake green card when questioned about his murder suspect sibling. Diego Ibarra was arrested and charged with possessing a fraudulent U.S. permanent resident card.

The Republican governor of Georgia noted that Diego Ibarra was arrested multiple times. According to NewsNation, he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving without a license, and for “failure to appear for a fingerprintable offense.”

Kemp demanded that the Biden administration provide governors with the resources to be made aware of illegal aliens living in states while asylum claims are being processed.

“Frankly, Mr. President, your continued silence in response to these reasonable requests is outrageous,” Kemp declared. “The American people deserve to know who is illegally entering our country due to your administration’s failures, and what risks and challenges every state must now face.”

Kemp asked Biden, “Why was my administration not made aware of the asylum claims and subsequent release of an illegal resident who presented fraudulent identification? What is the current immigration status of Jose Antonio Ibarra and why has this information not been relayed to my administration? What additional information does your administration possess regarding these individuals and the circumstances surrounding their entry into the country?”

“These tragedies are not unique to Georgia. While we will continue to support Texas with National Guard resources as we have since 2019, federal action to secure the border is the only way to wholistically address this ongoing crisis and ensure Laken Riley’s horrible fate is not replicated across the country. However, if you continue to refuse to exercise your authority as president, your administration must provide the information necessary for Georgia and other states to protect our citizens,” Kemp concluded.

Georgia Rep. Mike Collins (R-Athens) took Biden to task and even accused the president of having Riley’s blood on his hands.

“The blood of Laken Riley is on the hands of Joe Biden, Alejandro Mayorkas, and the government of Athens-Clarke County,” Collins proclaimed. “The Venezuelan suspect in Laken Riley’s murder is one of millions of illegal aliens that the Biden administration has released into this country to be welcomed with open arms by Democrat-run sanctuary jurisdictions. This man had no business being in America, much less the UGA community to brutally murder this young American while she was on a run.”

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NYC subway rider speaks out after deranged woman throws sulfuric acid on her face, suffers third-degree burns

After a deranged stranger threw sulfuric acid on Juanita Jimenez’s face inside a Brooklyn train station, she started to speak out about how the Big Apple needs more police and health resources to ensure the safety of those dwelling there.

The New York Post reported that subway crime is up almost 20% in New York City, and something needs to change if people can start to feel safe again.

Jimenez, 22, experienced one of the most horrible incidents of her life on December 2, 2022. The life-changing incident took place at the Winthrop Street 2/5 station, as the young woman was en route to her job as a personal care assistant at Kings County Hospital.

At some point during her commute, a woman later identified as Rodlin Gravesande suddenly threw sulfuric acid in Jimenez’s face, according to a second report.

“I always thought something like this can’t happen to me – I’m such a nice person, it couldn’t be me…[but] it really could just be anybody. We didn’t get into an argument, I didn’t know her, I didn’t have anything with her and it still occurred,” Jimenez said.

“I could tell people to stay safe, but even when you’re minding your business and trying to stay safe, something like this could still happen, which is why mental health is so important for everybody,” Jimenez continued. “Most of the time, our abusers and assaulters are people that have mental health and disabilities.”

The report noted that Jimenez saw Gravesande, 34, on the subway flailing her arms and acting in a disturbing manner. “I just had a gut feeling that something was weird. But I didn’t think something would happen to me.”

“I felt the pain immediately – it felt like my face was on fire.”

“I thought it was poison.

“I was panicking and just crying because I didn’t understand why me. It was just a rollercoaster of emotions at that time,” Jimenez said. The young woman spent about a week in the Burn Unit at Jacobi Medical Center in The Bronx, per the report.

Jimenez suffered third-degree burns on her face following the attack. Gravesande was arrested about a month after the attack in Atlanta, Georgia. The 22-year-old said her attacker could face up to 10 years in prison for the attack, but she insists that “[i]n ten years, I’ll still be doing surgery, I’ll still be having experiences from PTSD and she’ll be free, which doesn’t feel right.”

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CA professor says being a Swift fan is ‘slightly racist,’ Chiefs winning Super Bowl is a ‘white supremacist conspiracy’

A California professor suggested that it might be racist to be a Taylor Swift fan. The professor, who is no stranger to controversy, made the suggestion after the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers, according to the New York Post.

Melina Abdullah is a professor of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. She decided to take her views about Taylor Swift to X after the Super Bowl, where she wrote: “Why do I feel like it’s slightly racist to be a Taylor Swift fan?”

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When another X user claimed “everything is racist,” Abdullah simply replied, “Indeed!”

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According to Abdullah’s X bio, she is a “Professor of Pan-African Studies at Cal State LA, #BlackLivesMatter organizer, Pan-Africanist, Hip Hop scholar, daughter of God, womanist, truth-teller, mama.” The New York Post also noted that she is a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter’s Los Angeles chapter.

When another X user asked Abdullah to clarify what she meant by her original post, she said: “I said FEEL, not think. Kind of like that feeling I get when there are too many American flags.”

Not long after, she followed up her original post with a second one, which read: “Why do I feel like this was some right-wing, white-supremacist conspiracy?!?! Booooooo!!!! #SuperBowl.”

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However, this is not the first time Abdullah has made questionable statements online. In 2022, she said no white people were welcome to Juneteenth celebrations. She wrote: “Attention white people… Please don’t ask if you can come to the cookout… #Juneteenth is freedom day for Black folks.”

“It should be #Reparations day for white folks.”

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The Post reported that in 2021, Abdullah tried to defend Jussie Smollet after he was found guilty of staging a fake hate crime.

“In our commitment to abolition, we can never believe police, especially the Chicago Police Department (CPD) over Jussie Smollett, a Black man who has been courageously present, visible, and vocal in the struggle for Black freedom. While policing at-large is an irredeemable institution, CPD is notorious for its long and deep history of corruption, racism, and brutality.”

Smollet claimed that he was attacked by two white men screaming, “This is MAGA country,” in the middle of the night in Chicago. The incident was claimed to have taken place in 2019. But in December 2021, Smollet was found guilty of falsely reporting a hate crime.

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The blame game: Netanyahu unfairly targeted by Biden & Blinken

There’s an intense propaganda campaign being led by Secretary of State Antony Blinken against Netanyahu and the Israelis — and Mark Levin is well aware.

“He goes to the Middle East and he trashes the Israelis,” Levin says, adding, “they were burned alive, pregnant women having their stomachs cut open and the babies pulled out and executed, decapitating people, the most horrendous things.”

Despite all the horrors, Blinken reportedly said that the Israelis should not be dehumanizing the Palestinians.

Levin believes this is an “attempt to create moral equivalency.”

“Rather than the Palestinians showing that they love life and the life of other people, you’ve got to degrade the Jews in Israel to the level of the barbarian, the Hamas murders,” he says.

Meanwhile, Biden is doing whatever he can to help Iran secure nuclear weapons.

“Iran is going to get to nuclear weapons now because of Biden and Blinken,” Levin says.

The one man who stands in the way of their plans is Benjamin Netanyahu, which is why they’re attacking him so viciously.

“The one man who is standing up in the Middle East, even in his own country, saying, ‘We’re not going to put up with this,’ is Netanyahu. The one man who has the guts to say no to Blinken and Biden is Netanyahu,” Levin says.

“They’re trying to topple him. It’s a coup from outside of Israel,” he adds.

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Alabama judge allegedly shot by his son after domestic dispute turned ugly: Report

A well-known Alabama judge was injured on Saturday after a domestic disturbance turned into a shooting at his home. The judge’s son was arrested and taken into custody following the incident, according to Fox News Digital.

Khalfani Ahmed Hardwick, 36, reportedly shot his father, Montgomery County Circuit Judge Johnny Hardwick, after what started as a domestic disturbance resulted in Khalfani shooting his father.

The authorities arrived on the scene around 1:00 p.m. The New York Post reported that Khalfani fled the scene in his truck after he allegedly shot his father. However, he was found by the police just 45 minutes after the incident. Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham said, “I am just asking that we continue to pray for the judge.”

Khalfani has remained in jail on charges of first-degree domestic violence and felony “pistol certain person forbidden,” according to online records.

Khalfani reportedly has a history of violence. He was charged with attempted murder in 2017. After not showing up to his trial in 2016, he agreed to plead guilty to shooting Clayton Riley in the back of the head in 2014. However, the charge was downgraded to second-degree assault.

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed responded to the news that Johnny had been injured in a shooting, saying: “Tamika and I are saddened by the news that Judge Johnny Hardwick has been shot. He has honorably served our community on the Circuit Court for decades, helping spearhead numerous reforms to make the court system more equitable and fair.”

“Most recently, he worked to eliminate bond requirements for more nonviolent offenses. Away from the bench, he was a champion for the area’s youth, one of the founders of 100 Black Men of Greater Montgomery. We are praying for his recovery.”

Montgomery County Commission Chairman Doug Singleton said “[o]ur thoughts and prayers are with Judge Johnny Hardwick during this difficult time.”

“The entire Montgomery County Commission wishes him a full recovery. We’d also like to thank the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office on their quick response.”

It is not clear what started the dispute between the elder Hardwick and his son.

Johnny graduated from Alabama State University, and he has served as a circuit judge since 2001. He also serves as the president of the Alabama Association of Circuit Court Judges.

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