California cops searching for hit and run driver accused of 'intentionally' sideswiping vaccine worker: report


According to a report from the Mercury News, police in Newhall -- a community in Santa Clarita, California -- are searching for a driver accused of hitting a health care worker with their car before speeding off.

The incident happened on Saturday, with Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department adding that the vehicular attack that also knocked over some displays appears to have been "intentional."

The Mercury News reports, "A motive for the apparent attack, which involved the driver hitting the worker with the car's side mirror at the clinic at a Los Angeles County facility on Market Street at around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday," adding, "No one else was hurt during the incident. The worker who was hit was left with minor injuries and declined to be taken to a hospital."

"Vaccination clinics, especially large facilities in Los Angeles, have been the site of protests from anti-vaccination activists spreading misinformation about the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines," the report states. "An anti-vaccination protest in Downtown L.A. outside of City Hall last week saw violence between anti-vaccine activists and counter-protesters, with at least one man being stabbed."

Police state that the vehicle was described as a grey sedan with no description given of the driver.

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Hasan continued:

There are the journalists, people in my industry, who never covered Afghanistan, never talked about it, helped make it the forgotten war all these years, now expressing outrage over the ending of it. The top U.S. generals and intelligence officials who falsely told us year after year that we were turning the corner in Afghanistan, that we were winning the war against the Taliban and building an amazing Afghan army and a democratic government, even now still insisting we stay just a bit longer.The top U.S. generals and intelligence officials who falsely told us year after year that we were turning the corner in Afghanistan, that we were winning the war against the Taliban and building an amazing Afghan army and a democratic government, even now still insisting we stay just a bit longer. The Bush administration officials who got us into this mess in the first place, the Trump administration officials who signed the damn deal in Doha with the Taliban, both trying to blame it all on Joe Biden.

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Hasan's segment—which garnered applause from anti-war activists and lawmakers, including Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.)—aired hours after former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair slammed the Biden administration's withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan as "imbecilic."

Blair was a key ally of the George W. Bush administration as it launched the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and, just two years later, the disastrous Iraq War, which continues to this day. Bush himself issued a statement last week voicing concern for "the Afghan people who have suffered so much and for the Americans and NATO allies who have sacrificed so much"—comments for which he was roundly panned.

"Forgive me when I say, 'Keep your views on the end of this war to yourself,'" Hasan said Sunday, referring to Bush and other war hawks who have spoken out about the withdrawal in recent days. "Personally, I would like a period of silence from all of you, if that's alright. And if you do feel the need to comment on the disaster that is Afghanistan, how about starting with the word 'Sorry'?"

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"Why doesn't she go to Afghanistan?" Faulkner asked in a somber tone. "I mean, if she really cares about women."

"Biden told her to be the last person in the room on Afghanistan so she owns it," the Fox News host continued. "And with a country that is literally so bloodthirsty for its women right now, we have such a high-profile woman breaking barriers and all with Kamala Harris. We can't find a detail to get her someplace safely into Afghanistan?"

Faulkner insisted that the vice president's trip to Afghanistan is "needed."

"Gosh, wouldn't that be a moment? Wouldn't it be a moment to see the nation's female vice president set down in a country that hunts us women like bugs under their shoe?" she remarked. "They just want to kill us. They just want us to capitulate to their every need, which includes slavery."

"Wouldn't that be amazing?" Faulkner added.

Watch the video below from Fox News.

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"The actions of the officer in this case potentially saved Members and staff from serious injury and possible death from a large crowd of rioters who forced their way into the U.S. Capitol and to the House Chamber where Members and staff were steps away," the release states.

The USCP is not identifying the officer for safety reasons, according to the release, which notes that "the officer's family have been the subject of numerous credible and specific threats for actions that were taken as part of the job of all our officers: defending the Congress, Members, staff and the democratic process."

After reviewing all of the evidence and interviewing witnesses, the investigation determined that the officer's actions were "lawful and within department policy," which reserves the use of deadly force for when an officer believes the action is "in defense of human life" or that it would prevent serious physical injury.

Back in April, the Department of Justice announced it would not pursue criminal charges against the officer.

NBC News first reported on the results of the USCP investigation on Friday, citing an internal memo.

"Babbitt's death has been promoted as an unjust killing by some on the far right who have sought to downplay the violence at the storming of the Capitol, and they have demanded that the identity of the shooter be publicly released," NBC News reported. "Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., has said Babbitt's death was 'an execution,' and he accused the officer who shot her of 'lying in wait' to do so. Trump previously made the false claim that the officer who shot Babbitt was the 'head of security' for a 'high-ranking' Democratic member of Congress."

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