Schumer Urges FBI Director To Ignore Growing Biden Scandal, Warns Investigation Could ‘Undermine the Rule of Law’

H/T Western Journal.

The only way the rule of law would be undermined is is the F.B.I. interferes with the investigation.

If F.B.I. Director Wray interferes then President Trump should call for his immediate resignation. 

The biggest October surprise of the 2020 elections came in the form of a laptop, reportedly belonging to Hunter Biden, discovered in a Delaware computer repair shop.

The device, and its damning contents, have grown into a campaign-killing scandal for Hunter’s father, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

Information discovered on the laptop hints that the Bidens were allegedly involved in international business schemes that saw unfair payments and deals secured thanks to the power of the elder Biden’s position as the former vice president.

Seeing the potential for even more abuse if the Biden was to win the White House, some politicians worked to confirm the bombshell discoveries.

After a thorough review by his staff, Rep. Jim Jordan claims to have independently verified the contents of the laptop.

“Our staff has had numerous conversations,” Jordan said Tuesday, “which have independently confirmed for us that in fact these emails are real, they’re authentic.”

Unfortunately, not everyone in Washington, D.C., is itching to get to the bottom of this case.

Some, like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, are actively working to suppress an investigation into the laptop allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden.

“We write regarding press reports concerning materials allegedly describing activities by Hunter Biden, and found on a laptop at a Delaware repair shop,” the New York Democrat and fellow Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon wrote to FBI Director Christopher Ray.

We are deeply concerned,” the Thursday letter continues, “about the possibility that in response to these reports the Trump Administration will take actions before Election Day that would seek to damage the Democratic presidential candidate and undermine the rule of law.”

The letter urges Wray “to resist pressure from President Trump and other partisan actors to take any actions intended to benefit President Trump politically on the eve of the election. Succumbing to such pressure would deeply undermine our national security interests and the credibility of law enforcement, and could have devastating consequences for the resiliency of our democracy.”

It’s unclear how Schumer thinks an investigation into a credible accusation of wrongdoing would undermine the rule of law.

Just to be clear, the campaign of President Donald Trump doesn’t need to do anything with the laptop scandal — data found on the device is damning enough already.

With the data cache’s credibility continuing to grow, Biden and Democrats are facing even more pressure as Hunter Biden’s former business associates flip on the family.

Emails provided by one former associate appear to confirm that the junior Biden traded on his father’s influence and position.

The day before the final presidential debate between Joe Biden and Trump, another former associate stepped forward and further backed up the alleged shady practices of the Biden family.

While Schumer’s long-shot attempt to keep the contents of the laptop under wraps and away from the American people looks like it’s doomed to fail, it hints at what the lawmaker really thinks of the American voters’ right to know their candidates.

For the FBI, failing to investigate the alleged laptop of Hunter Biden would be a travesty of justice, and would virtually confirm to the public that the federal law enforcement agency is biased beyond hope.

Biden Claims Son Never Profited From China Deals; Records Say Otherwise

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

It is time the emails on the hard drive needs to be made public.

 

Joe Biden during the presidential debate on Thursday denied that his son Hunter Biden profited from business deals with China, a claim that conflicts with financial documents, assessments of Chinese corporate records, and banking information released by Senate investigators.

“My son [Hunter] has not made money in terms of this thing about—what are you talking about, China,” Biden said. “I have not had, the only guy that made money from China is this guy [President Donald Trump]. He’s the only one. Nobody else has made money from China.”

Biden’s claims contradict corporate records and other documents indicating that his son Hunter Biden has received between several hundred thousand dollars and up to millions of dollars from China-based investments and ventures in the years during and after Joe Biden’s vice presidential tenure.

Hunter Biden currently owns a 10 percent stake in BHR Partners, a Chinese private equity firm that is co-owned by the Bank of China, a state-controlled commercial bank, according to corporate records.

The investment firm is believed to oversee as much as $6.5 billion in investments, according to LinkedIn statements from one of the firm’s alleged co-founders, Michael Lin.

Hunter Biden also acknowledged in an interview with the New Yorker last July that he received a 2.8-carat diamond, from Ye Jianming, the then-head of state-connected Chinese energy company CEFC China Energy, in 2017. Ye, a well-connected businessman, vanished in China in 2018, after one of his top employees pleaded guilty in a U.S. bribery case.

Corporate banking records reviewed by the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee earlier this year indicate that Hunter Biden’s legal firm, Owasco PC, received financial wires from a subsidiary of Ye’s company called CEFC China Energy in 2017.

“On Aug. 4, 2017, CEFC Infrastructure Investment (US) LLC, a subsidiary of Ye Jianming’s CEFC China Energy Company that listed Gongwen Dong as its director, sent Hunter Biden’s law firm, Owasco, a payment for $100,000,” said the committee, in a report detailing the transactions earlier this month.

 

Hunter Biden, who is an attorney, was also retained by Patrick Ho, a U.S.-based CEFC official who pleaded guilty in U.S. court in 2018 to money laundering and bribing officials in Africa in order to obtain business contracts.

According to banking records obtained by the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, a $1 million payment was sent through a third party company to Hunter Biden on March 22, 2018, with a memo line describing it as payment for “Dr Patrick Ho Chi Ping Representation.”

Hunter Biden has acknowledged doing legal work for Patrick Ho in the bribery case. He was not named as an active attorney on public court records filed during the trial.

 

Study Finds Canadian Gun Laws Can’t Stop Majority Of Gun Deaths

H/T Bearing Arms.

The Canadian government sees their gun control laws are a failure.

Here in the United States, anti-gunners routinely use suicides by firearm in their numbers for “gun deaths” as a way to push for more gun control. Never anyone mind that unless someone is a convicted felon or adjudicated as “mentally defective,” they can still buy a firearm despite any gun control law you care to put on the books. No, none of that matters to them.

In their mind, the only potential solution to suicides by firearm is more gun control.

 

However, even in (at least)parts of Canada, most firearm-related fatalities are suicides.

Over a 15 year period, more than two-thirds of all gun-related deaths in Ontario were suicides that impacted mostly older men living in rural areas, according to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on Monday.

Doctors from the Unity Health Toronto network of hospitals examined health administrative data held at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences on firearm-related deaths and injuries in Ontario from 2002 to 2016.

They found that 67.6 per cent of deaths linked to guns in the province — a total of 1,842 — during that period were suicides, and mostly impacted older men living in rural areas.

The researchers also discovered that the majority of gun-related injuries in Ontario are due to self-harm, making up 68 per cent of those injuries and again impacting mostly men over 45, living in rural communities.

Huh. Sounds about like our numbers, doesn’t it?

Meanwhile, Canada has all kinds of gun laws. For example, you’re required to have a license to buy any kind of a firearm. Getting one of those requires one to undergo a training course prior to obtaining said license. Honestly, it’s worse than buying a gun in Illinois or California.

And yet, two-thirds of all people killed with a firearm in Ontario are killed in suicides.

For the record, Ontario has a population of about 14.5 million. I mention that to put the total number of suicides in a little perspective. That’s less than twice the population of New York City.

Anyway, despite the myriad of gun laws on the books in Canada, these people still took their own life. It seems the Canadian healthcare system managed to fail them as well. So much for that idea, eh universal healthcare advocates?

This shouldn’t be particularly surprising, though. Suicide, despite what many anti-gunners claim, isn’t something you can pass a law and eliminate. Hell, on the world state, the United States is ranked 27th in suicide rate while literally every nation higher up the chart. In fact, it’s less than half of that of Lithuania and Russia, which are numbers one and two respectively.

Yet both nations have more restrictive gun laws than the United States, though Lithuania’s aren’t particularly awful as European nations go.

If gun laws had an appreciable impact on suicide, countries like 14th ranked Japan would have non-existent suicide rates. Yet, they do.

That’s because suicide is a mental health issue, not a gun issue. This focus some anti-gunners have with suicide only goes so far as gun control, which mean’s it’s nothing more than a cynical attempt at a power grab.

Then again, what else is new?

Americans Brace For Inevitable Post-Election Violence

H/T Bearing Arms.

I have a feeling that things will get ugly for a while after President Trump gets reelected.

In a little less than two weeks, we’ll be done voting. At least for president, anyway. Sure, there are going to be some run-offs here and there, but the lion’s share of the election will be over and we’ll have to deal with the aftermath.

Unfortunately, there’s ample reason to believe that aftermath won’t be particularly peaceful, either.

 

Across the nation, many are bracing for what may well be inevitable post-election violence.

More than one-third of the nation is expecting the election in two weeks to create “anarchy and chaos” resulting in potentially lethal violence.

Unprovoked, several of those quizzed about the election by the group conducting regular “barometer” readings of America’s readiness to return to normal after the COVID-19 crisis mentioned concerns about gun violence, attacks by batons, and fire bombings.

“We have not seen this alarming level of concern since we began surveying consumers at the beginning of April. People are preparing themselves for the worst possible post-election outcomes with the ongoing pandemic in the background adding to their anxiety,” said Ron Bonjean, a partner at ROKK Solutions, one of three firms conducting the “Back-to-Normal Barometer” Secrets regularly tracks.

“These results are chilling and indicate an America profoundly on-edge,” said Rich Thau, president of Engagious, who with Sports and Leisure Research Group and ROKK has conducted the survey for months.

It found that 37% are anxious over the possibility of chaos. And the survey follows other recent findings that 61% are worried about a second civil war, and some 58% are stockpiling necessities just in case.

Honestly, I think those 37 percent are pretty damn smart. Then again, I’m part of that percentage, so of course I do.

At this point, we need to brace ourselves for the reality that violence may well be the response to the election results. After all, while the polls appear to put Biden firmly in control of the election, this is what we saw four years ago and we all remember how that turned out.

Further, there are other metrics we’re seeing showing little actual support for Biden. In particular, the turnout for campaign events suggests widespread and vehement support for the president and little for his challenger. Anecdotally, I’ve heard from people all over the nation about how they’re not seeing yard signs for Biden but plenty of signs for Trump.

Of course, as a friend and state representative once reminded me, yard signs don’t vote.

As I see it, if Trump wins, there will be riots. I know this because we saw riots four years ago and people are even more pissed that Trump is able to convert oxygen to carbon dioxide now than they were then. So yeah, riots.

If Biden wins, though, I suspect we’ll still see riots. I don’t necessarily think the right will riot, but instead I see it like the riots that follow a sports team winning a championship. Some people will be so smug and self-righteous that they’ll take things too far and then you end up with a riot.

So yeah, I see riots as coming and as inevitable, and that’s before anyone tries to pass any legislation.

I don’t see it getting much better from there.

 

Jim Jordan Confirms Biden Laptop Discovery: ‘These Emails Are Real, They’re Authentic’

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

It is time for Rep.Jim Jordan(R-OH)to make these emails public.

Despite efforts to undermine the credibility of a treasure trove of damning documents discovered on a laptop allegedly owned by Hunter Biden, mounting evidence points to the discovery as a genuine political bombshell.

Now, a member of Congress claims to have confirmed that emails found on the laptop are not fakes.

According to Breitbart, Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio made the announcement on a Tuesday conference call to listening reporters.

“Our staff has had numerous conversations … which have independently confirmed for us that in fact these emails are real, they’re authentic,” Jordan said.

Jordan said he was “confident” that his facts are correct and the damning emails are accurate.

One round of released emails supposedly from Biden reveals that the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden attempted to cut deals with companies in China.

Along with payment and equity shares going to Hunter Biden, the documents reveal that a percentage of the proceeds would be held back for “the big guy.”

It’s unclear who “the big guy” is referring to, but Jordan thinks he has the answer.

“Our staff has had conversations that authenticate that the fact that these emails are real, and that as reported I believe by [Fox News correspondent] Mike Emanuel as well, that ‘the big guy’ is a reference [to] the former vice president,” Jordan told reporters.

The congressman also said it seemed as though Joe Biden is now “compromised to the Communists in China.”

This isn’t too far fetched; Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Biden several times, and refers to the politician as an “old friend.”

If the elder Biden were found to have financial interests in the international business deals of his son, it would obviously be in direct opposition to his claim that he was uninvolved in such schemes.

As evidence continues to grow hinting the laptop is a genuine discovery, the potential fallout for the Bidens grows ever larger.

On Wednesday, Jordan took to Twitter to lay out five “facts” about the controversial laptop.

With less than two weeks before Election Day, it’s likely that information released from the laptop will have an impact on voters’ perception of Joe Biden.

While it’s unclear how much of an impact the emails and other documents will have, it’s undeniable that the American people deserve to know who they will be voting for in November.

Did Kentucky AG Really Present “Everything” To Breonna Taylor Grand Jury?

H/T Bearing Arms.

What information did the Kentucky Attorney General with hold?

The short answer, for me anyway, is “no.” Daniel Cameron, in his first public statement after a grand jury in Kentucky handed down an indictment on three charges of wanton endangerment for a Louisville police officer who fired blindly during the raid on Breonna Taylor’s apartment, said that his office presented “everything” to the jurors before they made their decision.

As it turns out, Cameron not only never brought up the possibility of charges against the officers who shot and killed Taylor when they returned fire after Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker fired a single round as officers came through the door, believing they were home invaders; according to one grand juror when jurors asked about the possibility of charges for Taylor’s death, they were told the case wasn’t strong enough to pursue.

 

“The grand jury didn’t agree that certain actions were justified, nor did it decide the indictment should be the only charges in the Breonna Taylor case,” the statement said.

A second grand juror who has sought to speak is considering their next steps after the judges, according to the statement.

An attorney representing Taylor’s family had harsh words for Cameron after the grand juror’s statement was released.

“@kyoag you lied to Tamika Palmer (Taylor’s mother). You lied to this country. And you chose a political agenda over the law,” Sam Aguiar tweeted Tuesday. “Get this case to someone willing to do the job.”

I happen to agree with Cameron that the possibility of successfully prosecuting officers for Taylor’s death is remote, largely because Kenneth Walker has already stated that he was the first one to fire. At that point, officers had the right to stop what they believed to be an attack on them, just as Walker had the right to stop what he perceived to be a home invasion.

I’ve said all along that the death of Breonna Taylor is a tragedy, but I don’t think that it was a crime. The problem is that Daniel Cameron’s original statement after the grand jury indictment sure made it sound like his office had presented the evidence involving all of the officers who were involved in the Taylor shooting, not just Brett Hankison, who is accused of firing multiple shots into an adjacent apartment as police returned fire after Taylor’s single shot.

By the time Cameron’s office presented their case to the grand jury, there had been months of public calls for the officers involved in Taylor’s death to be charged with murder. Presenting the evidence (or lack thereof) on murder or manslaughter charges would have resulted in one of two things; indictment on those charges by a grand jury or those same jurors clearing officers of criminal wrongdoing.

Either option would be better than the one that Cameron is facing now; grand jurors who are speaking out because they disagreed with the process, Taylor’s family excoriating you in the press, and questions about why you weren’t forthcoming with the charges that were presented to the grand jury in the first place.

Even if prosecutors had to try a weak case against the Louisville police officers, that would have been a better outcome than the situation we have now, where Cameron’s critics will maintain that the criminal justice system once again failed to find justice and protected police instead, which is why we need to scrap the whole system and build something grand and glorious on its ashes.

The odds are, though, that the grand jury would ultimately have reached the same conclusion as Cameron; the case against the officers who killed Breonna Taylor isn’t prosecutable because they could all reasonably claim that they were acting in defense of their lives. Since one of them was actually shot by Kenneth Walker before they returned fire, they had a solid defense.

Yes, people would have been angry over the decision. There may even have been protests and riots in Louisville as a result. Still, it would have been the decision of a grand jury, not Cameron’s alone, and that would have made a big difference in the long term. Cameron almost certainly acted within his authority as Attorney General in only presenting wanton endangerment charges against Brett Hankinson, but it was still a mistake to not let grand jurors come to their own conclusions about the culpability of the other officers who returned fire and killed Breonna Taylor during their raid on her home.

Dem Sen. Murphy: ‘Rudy Giuliani Is Effectively a Russian Asset at This Point’

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H/T Breitbart.

Senator Chris Murphy(Delusional-CT) is a blooming idiot.

Tuesday on “CNN Newsroom,” Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) sounded off on what Democrats, including House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), are calling a Russian “disinformation campaign” regarding emails from 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, allegedly tying the two Bidens to shady business dealings in Ukraine.

Murphy accused former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, of being a “Russian asset” because he turned over Hunter Biden’s hard drive after someone sent it to him and his lawyer.

[L]et me just first be clear that it’s not an allegation being made by me or any other partisan that Russia is attempting to manipulate this election on behalf of President Trump,” Murphy advised. “That is the assessment of the intelligence community. That is the DNI’s assessment. … [T]hey have not, you know, put a lot of meat on those bones to try to protect sources and methods, I can confirm that their campaign of misinformation and propaganda and interference is bigger, broader and it’s more problematic than it was in 2016. In particular, because the Russians this time around have decided to cultivate U.S. citizens as assets. They are attempting to try to spread their propaganda in the mainstream media, rather than just relying on, you know, bots and Facebook posts as they largely were four years ago, and they’ve been successful. Rudy Giuliani is effectively a Russian asset at this point. I think, you know, made some significant ground above and beyond what they were doing four years ago.”

Police: Would-Be Carjacker Ends Up Covered in Gasoline, Staring Down Barrel of a Gun

H/T Western Journal.

This punk will be the laughing stock of his cell block.

He might consider himself lucky the last vehicle owner did not kill him.

A would-be carjacker in Central Florida had an embarrassing day recently, according to police.

On Oct. 2, a suspect identified by police as 32-year-old Christopher Hendrix probably thought he was going to score a new car.

But things didn’t work out that way.

On that Friday, police said, Hendrix failed to steal four cars, was doused with gasoline and was even held at gunpoint.

Authorities said all of this happened after Hendrix fled the scene of a crash he was involved in, one that left his vehicle disabled on Interstate 4, according to WKMG-TV.

“He runs up to the Marathon gas station on [State Road] 557, which is just south of the interstate, and he tried to steal this lady’s vehicle, her gray Chevy Colorado pickup truck,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said.

“Well, she didn’t think much of that. In fact, she was in the process of gassing her vehicle when he tried to get in, so she appropriately took the gas nozzle and sprayed him with gasoline.”

After his embarrassing alleged attempt to steal the woman’s vehicle, police said that Hendrix, soaked in gasoline, fled and attempted to steal a Chrysler Town & Country van that was parked nearby.

A man, the owner of the vehicle, reportedly acted swiftly.

“So the man, who has a concealed weapons permit, properly pulled out his firearm and extracted Christopher from his vehicle at gunpoint,” Judd said.

“He would have been totally justified if he’d have shot Christopher, but he didn’t want to do that, and Christopher complied and got out of the vehicle.”

The Chrysler’s owner might have been justified in shooting Hendrix, but if the owner had, the mainstream media and Democratic Party likely would have attacked him for attempting to end the life of an innocent African-American

That is the state of modern-day America following the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement.

After the man resisted shooting Hendrix and sent him on his way, police said the suspect, covered in gasoline, jumped off one side of an overpass onto Interstate 4, causing a box truck driver to hit his brakes to avoid hitting Hendrix.

The truck then was rear-ended by a semi-truck, WKMG reported, citing records.

“Well, Christopher sees that he’s caused another kerfuffle, so he flees and he runs to the other side of the westbound traffic, where a very nice person driving a green pickup truck stopped to help,” Judd said.

“So he tries to get in that vehicle. Well that fella doesn’t think too much about that as well, and he’s got his doors locked, so he can’t get in there.”

According to WKMG, authorities said Hendrix attempted to carjack an additional good Samaritan who had stopped to check on those involved in the crash, prompting the driver to quickly take the keys out of the ignition and run.

 

Eventually, sheriff’s deputies were able to arrest Hendrix.

The Belleview resident is facing charges of carjacking, grand theft auto, occupied burglary and criminal mischief, WKMG reported.

“But you know what is really cool about Polk County? We fight back. We fight back against criminals. We carry concealed firearms and heck, the lady that didn’t have a concealed firearm used a gas hose, which worked just remarkably well,” Judd said.

If every criminal knew he or she was going to have to fight each potential victim, more criminals might think twice about breaking the law.

Despite what the left says, there is nothing wrong with defending yourself from someone who wants to hurt or rob you.

Given all of this information, maybe it’s time that more Americans armed themselves.

Trump Admin Official Makes Secret Trip in Bid To Secure Return of Missing Americans

H/T Western Journal.

Getting these two men Austin Tice and Majd Kamalmaz released from captivity will be a hugh foreign policy win for President Trump.

President Trump has done more than any president in recent memory to free Americans hostages from captivity.

A senior White House official made an unusual, secret visit to Syria for high-level talks aimed at securing the release of two Americans who have been missing for years amid the country’s long civil war, Trump administration officials said Monday.

Kash Patel, a deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, went to Syria as part of an administration effort to secure the release of Americans overseas, including missing journalist Austin Tice, the officials said on condition of anonymity.

The trip, the first high-level visit by an American official to Syria in years, was first reported Sunday by The Wall Street Journal. Two administration officials confirmed it to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive negotiations.

Gaining the release of Tice, a journalist from Texas who disappeared while covering the civil war in 2012, would be a significant foreign policy victory for Trump, whose administration has touted its record of freeing Americans held overseas as well as an unconventional approach to Middle East politics.

Direct talks had also been sought by the missing journalist’s parents, Marc and Debra Tice.

“For years we have pushed for engagement between the U.S. and Syrian governments to help bring our son safely home, so we hope recent reports are accurate,” they said in a statement. “We are deeply grateful to everyone working Austin’s safe return, and his continued absence shows there is more to be done.”

Tice, a former Marine and native of Houston, Texas, vanished in August 2012 in the Damascus suburb of Daraya when he was was reportedly detained at a checkpoint. He had been working as a freelance journalist for CBS News and other outlets.

The Syrian government has not publicly acknowledged knowing anything about his whereabouts.

The other missing man is Majd Kamalmaz, a 62-year-old clinical psychologist from Virginia, who disappeared in 2017 and is believed to be held in a Syrian government prison.

A daughter, Maryam, said the family learned of Patel’s visit last week.

“Praying for the best from it,” she said, speaking to the AP in a series of messages.

The family believes the trip occurred within the past two weeks but she had no further details.

There has not been a confirmed visit by a high-level American official to Damascus since the U.S. shuttered its embassy in the capital and withdrew its ambassador in 2012 as the country’s civil war worsened.

However, numerous U.S. officials, both military and civilian, have traveled to rebel-held parts of the country in the years since.

The visit would be seen as a boost by the internationally isolated government of President Bashar Assad, which faces U.S. and European sanctions for its role in the 9-year war. In recent months, as the war subsides, a number of Arab countries that had boycotted Assad have begun reopening their embassies in Damascus.

A pro-Syrian government newspaper Al-Watan also confirmed the Journal’s report, adding that Patel and Roger Carstens, special presidential envoy for hostages affairs, were in Damascus in August, where they met with the Syrian intelligence chief to discuss the Americans.

The paper, which usually conveys government positions, said Syrian officials have demanded a U.S. troop withdrawal from eastern Syria, where they have been deployed alongside Kurdish fighters. Damascus considers the U.S. troop presence there illegal and is at odds with the Kurdish group seeking autonomy.

The paper also said it was the third such secret visit by senior U.S. officials in past years.

Trump has made negotiating the release of U.S. citizens held hostage or imprisoned in foreign countries a priority.

A top Lebanese intelligence official has been in Washington since last week. Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim has negotiated the release of a U.S. citizen from Syria and a Lebanese who is also a permanent U.S. resident from Iran.

Former national security adviser John Bolton wrote in his recent book that negotiations on the U.S. role in Syria were “complicated by Trump’s constant desire to call Assad on U.S. hostages.” He said he and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo thought it was “undesirable.”

“Fortunately, Syria saved Trump from himself, refusing even to talk to Pompeo about them,” Bolton wrote.

Kamalmaz’s daughter, Maryam, said the family still has no news about her father’s health or whereabouts. “We are hoping this meeting will bring some updates and news about him.”

Tens of thousands of people are believed held in Syrian prisons since the country’s civil war broke out in 2011. Many are held incognito for years in lock-ups rife with torture and disease.

In the country’s war, militant groups have also resorted to kidnapping foreigners for ransom or rivals to settle scores.

Dad Allegedly Refused Cops’ Help as Daughter Was Trapped in Locked Car Baking Under the Hot Nevada Sun

H/T Western Journal.

The and I use the term loosely dad refused to have a tow truck come to the scene or breaking the window because of cost.

There is no amount of money that can replace the life of this child.

I think the punishment should fit the crime tie his up then lock him in a hot car so he will know how his baby girl suffered and then died.

On Oct. 5, a man in Las Vegas allegedly refused to break his car window despite the fact that his 1-year-old daughter was locked inside.

Officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department offered their help, but the man, Sidney Deal, 27, declined and insisted his daughter was fine because the air conditioning was on, authorities said.

By the time officers smashed the window, Deal’s daughter, Sayah, was dead.

Deal was later booked into the Clark County Detention Center on one count of child abuse or neglect causing substantial bodily harm, jail logs show, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

The man was being held on a $20,000 bond.

According to police, Deal’s girlfriend said the couple had just finished having a fight. She reportedly said she told him to leave with his daughter, and Deal complied.

However, after putting Sayah in the car, Deal allegedly returned and continued arguing with his girlfriend for 15 minutes while his daughter sat in the running car.

Later, “[t]he girlfriend said he returned to ask if she could call his insurance company because he’d locked his keys inside the car,” according to the Sun.

“When his partner was on the phone with an insurance company representative who offered to send a tow truck, Sidney Deal told her to hang up because he didn’t agree with the cost, according to his arrest report,” the outlet added.

Deal then flagged down officers, telling them he accidentally had locked his keys inside the car and that his little girl was inside, the Sun reported.

When one officer offered to call a locksmith or tow truck, or to break the window in order to save his daughter, Deal reportedly declined, saying he wanted to borrow a phone to call his brother instead.

Deal’s brother, like the officers, reportedly offered to break the window.

However, Deal again refused, complaining that the cost of repair would be too much, police said.

According to the Sun, police believe the 1-year-old girl was sitting in the car for about an hour.

By the time they got to her after eventually breaking the window, she was dead.

The girl, who wasn’t fastened, had been walking around the seats before lying down on the floor, police said.

Deal reportedly said he thought she had fallen asleep.

This story is utterly tragic.

Although Deal’s alleged actions were completely negligent, he likely didn’t realize what was going to happen to his daughter.

That being said, this serves as an important reminder to never leave a child locked in a hot car and to always comply with police officers.

No matter how much money it would have cost to fix the car window, even the most exorbitant price is nothing compared to how much that little girl’s life was worth.