Pregnant woman with a gun goes to jail for defending herself and her child in Detroit

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As her belly grows more swollen by the day, Siwatu-Salama Ra frets about where she'll be when her water breaks. She's seven months pregnant. And, at 26, she's serving a two-year prison sentence for felonious assault and felony firearm convictions at Huron Valley Correctional Facility, the only correctional facility in Michigan that houses women, full of structural problems and overcrowding.

Of course, the courts have largely ignored the time-sensitive gravity of Ra's situation. A judge has already denied a request to postpone Ra's sentence until she gives birth. Ra's lawyers contend that she's faced mistreatment. During doctor's visits, guards shackle Ra to the bedposts, a practice that's illegal in Michigan.

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But the case itself is so full of blind spots and complexities that it's difficult to tell who's who. The specifics remain hazy. The facts are spare: Ra brandished a gun at a neighbor whom she'd had an ongoing feud with, but she has a concealed handgun carry license, and the gun was not loaded, and it was legally purchased.

Michigan is a 'stand your ground' state, and Ra had, technically, been within her rights as a citizen on her own property defending herself.

Michigan is a “stand your ground" state, and Ra had, technically, been within her rights as a citizen on her own property defending herself. The problem is, her neighbor filed her report first. And in Detroit, the first person to file a report gets to become the “victim" in a legal dispute.

Much of the MSM has attacked "mainstream pro-gun groups, including the National Rifle Association," for being, in their words, "dispiritingly quiet about the incident — through the 'stand your ground' law in place in Michigan, passed in 2006, was made possible by a group working in close contact with the NRA." Which is like blaming the fire department for putting out a fire.

Part of what's made the case so difficult to dissect is that Ra herself by no means fits no hard-and-fast category: She's black, she's Muslim, she's an environmental activist. A mother, a gun-owner, although the gun wasn't even loaded.

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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