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Washington, D.C. court sends man to jail for watching ‘conspiracy theory’ videos online

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A Washington, D.C. district court judge on Thursday sentenced a man to jail for viewing content online that suggested the 2020 election was fraudulently stolen.

The man, Douglas Jensen, had been released on July 13th after a months-long incarceration in a D.C. jail for allegedly participating in the January 6th rally at the United States Capitol.

One condition set by U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly upon Jensen’s pretrial release was he refrain from going online, “specifically to stream election fraud conspiracy theory content,” reports Buzzfeed News.

During an unannounced compliance check, officers found Jensen in his garage streaming unidentified content from Rumble, which prosecutors claimed was a popular conservative platform.

“Jensen admitted to the court officer that he’d also spent two days watching a ‘cyber symposium’ hosted by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, one of the most prominent proponents of election fraud conspiracy theories,” writes Buzzfeed.

After Jensen’s lawyer Christopher Davis argued his client posed no threat to public safety and that he should not go to jail despite violating the terms of his release, an unconvinced Judge Kelly moved to send him back to prison.

“He’s simply unable to follow the conditions I’ve set out,” the judge said.

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Miami private school to require students getting COVID-19 vaccine to stay home for 30 days after each dose due to ‘shedding onto others’

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MIAMI, Fla. — A Miami school that made headlines for saying it would penalize teachers who got the COVID-19 vaccine is now requiring students who get vaccinated to remain home for 30 days after each dose.

Parents of students at the Centner Academy recently received a letter from its Chief Operating Officer that read in part, “…if you are considering the vaccine for your Centner Academy student(s), we ask that you hold off until the Summer when there will be time for the potential transmission or shedding onto others to decrease.”

The letter also spelled out a quarantine rule for parents who still choose to vaccinate their children.

Read more from WSVN 7 (Fox Miami).

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Police actively investigating bomb threat that led to evacuation of downtown Miami building

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MIAMI, Fla. — A building in downtown Miami has been evacuated as police say they investigate a bomb threat.

City of Miami Police units have responded to the building, located at 300 SE 3rd St., Sunday afternoon.

Investigators said they received a call about the bomb threat just before 3 p.m.

Please check back with the Miami Standard for more updates on this breaking story.

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Rotting fish, injuries, dirty water: Feds find care violations at Miami Seaquarium for captive orca Tokitae

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A captive southern resident orca at the Miami Seaquarium for now more than 50 years was given meager rations, fed rotten fish, and forced to do high-energy jumps and tricks despite a jaw injury from fast swims, a federal inspection reported.

The findings, first reported in The Miami Herald, were publicly released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service following a routine inspection of the marine theme park over three days in June.

The Sept. 22 report, filed by the federal veterinary medical officer, details multiple violations of animal care standards.

Read more from The Seattle Times.

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