Save the Trees, not by protesting, but by buying them. One group is taking that to heart. What’s in the News with stories on Amber Guyger update, cop fired for working with the feds, stolen votes, school active shooter drill, can’t find enough replacement cops, Florida town stealing a man’s home, and murder FBI stats. Finally, and Ask Me Anything where I answer your questions on secession, too many pets, my favorite tool, and libertarians taking hand-outs.

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WHAT’S RUSTLING MY JIMMIES

We don’t hear it as much as we used to, but when I was a kid, the mantra was always “Save the Trees.” And, make no mistake about it, when they said “Save the Trees,” they didn’t mean they wanted to save the trees. They meant they wanted the government to step in and use force by stealing people’s land to save the trees.

Fast forward to today. I guess environmentalists and conservationists decided to do just that. A Bay Area conservation group struck a deal to buy and to protect the world’s largest remaining privately owned sequoia forest for $15.6 million.

WHAT’S IN THE NEWS

In bad boys update, Amber Guyger, the cop who killed Bothan Jean in his own apartment, was found guilty of murder.

In good cop news, Fairfax County Connecticut Police Chief Edwin C. Roessler Jr. said he suspended an officer who cooperated with federal deportation officers by turning over an illegal immigrant he encountered during a traffic stop — a move the chief said violated department policy.

In your vote doesn’t count news, Sherikia Hawkins was charged with six felony counts for allegedly altering absentee ballots during the November 2018 election in her capacity as city clerk for the Detroit suburb of Southfield, Mich.

In bad boys indoctrination centers news, police officers outside of Dayton, Ohio, unsheathed their weapons and fired blanks in Franklin High School as part of an effort to prepare students for a possible active shooter.

In more good cop news, police agencies across the country are having trouble keeping and hiring police officers, according to a new survey obtained by ABC News.

In you don’t own your house news, a Florida retiree’s uncut lawn may cost him his house.

In ban all the things news, according to the FBI, more than five times as many people were killed in 2018 by knives, clubs and other cutting instruments than with rifles.

ASK ME ANYTHING
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