Wednesday Afternoon Update: So Long, Gigi Sohn, DOJ Accuses Civil Rights Violations, Tennis Star Barred From US Over No-Vax

This article is an adaptation of the Morning Wire Afternoon News Update. Listen to the podcast version by clicking here.

Mexican officials arrest a suspect in kidnapping

Mexican authorities arrested Late Tuesday, a suspect was identified as being tied to last weekend’s kidnapping of four Americans that resulted in two deaths. Brandon Drey of The Daily Wire joined Morning Wire. “Afternoon update” More information about this story is available here:

“The suspect, Jose Guadalupe N., is a Mexican national in his early 20’s. When he was detained he was guarding a small wooden house outside the city of Matamoros, where cartel members held the Americans. Authorities have not confirmed if he is involved with the cartel suspected of kidnapping the U.S. nationals. According to Mexican officials, when they discovered the victims kidnapped by the gunmen, two of them, Shaeed Woodard and Zindell Brown, were deceased. Investigations and efforts to capture those responsible are ongoing.”

Biden withdrew his FCC nominee

Biden, President polarizing nominee to head the Federal Communications Commission has withdrawn from consideration amid significant backlash – and Democrat Senator Joe Manchin’s announcement that he would not back her.

Gigi, a former Obama administrator who would have been openly homosexual FCC commissioner, supports net neutrality. Manchin, however, made a major blow Tuesday by stating that she had ruled out her chance of winning the job. “Especially now, the FCC must remain above the toxic partisanship that Americans are sick and tired of, and Ms. Sohn has clearly shown she is not the person to do that.” Within hours of Manchin’s statement, Sohn withdrew.

Republican Senator Ted Cruz, who was one of the most outspoken opponents of Sohn’s nomination has declared Sohn’s withdrawal illegal. “major victory” Bipartisanship can be described as: “The FCC is not a place for partisan activists; free speech is too important.”

McConnell Blames Tucker Carlson Fox News 

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, criticized Fox News because it aired footage from January 6 riots during Tucker Carlson’s Monday Night Show.

“It was a mistake, in my view, for Fox News to depict this in a way that’s completely at variance with what our chief law enforcement official here at the Capitol thinks,” McConnell spoke Tuesday afternoon


Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, host of Fox News, responded Tuesday night to Republican and Democratic critics:

“All sharing the same outrage, and from this, we learn two things,” He stated. “One: You’re getting close to what they really care about, and you have to ask yourself why? Why is it so important that they would degrade themselves by telling such obvious lies and calling for censorship? Why? What are they trying to protect? That might be worth exploring, and we plan to, and the second thing that we learned from this is that they’re on the same side. The Senate majority leader joins the Senate Minority leader — Thom Tillis, Mitt Romney. They’re all on the same side. So, it’s actually not about left and right. It’s not about Republicans and Democrats.”

Novak Djokovic denied entry into America

The latest news regarding Novak Djokovic’s story as one of the greatest tennis players is now available on the sports world. David Cone, co-host of Crain and Company, reported the story:

Due to Djokovic’s refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Djokovic was denied entry to the U.S. Homeland Security denied the request of the number-one player in the world for a waiver medically necessary to allow him to take part in the Indian Wells Masters and Miami Open.

After Djokovic missed the US Open and Australian Opens last season, Djokovic has been unable to attend these two major tournaments. Moderna, one the biggest vaccine manufacturers, sponsors the US Open.


DOJ Accuses Louisville Police Of Violating Civil Rights

The Department of Justice released it’s findings from its civil rights inquiry into Louisville Police Department in the wake of Breonna Taylor’s death in 2020. Afternoon Update was joined by Tim Pearce from The Daily Wire to guide us through this report.

Two years ago, Louisville Metro Police was investigated by the DOJ. Now, they claim that officers from the city are regularly, quote: “engage in a pattern or practice of conduct that deprives people of their rights under the Constitution and Federal Law.” These findings state that LMPD employs excessive force and relies upon invalid search warrants. They also discriminate against Black people and illegally stops, detains and arrests persons during routine traffic or street stops. The DOJ report also claims that ‘Some officers have videotaped themselves throwing drinks at pedestrians from their cars; insulted people with disabilities; and called Black people ‘monkeys,’ ‘animal,’ and ‘boy.”

In the wake of Tyre Nichols’ death, the DOJ announced it would be reviewing Memphis police departments use of force and deescalation policies.

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