DEATH VALLEY KILLER HEAT

DEATH VALLEY KILLER HEAT

RECORD HEAT DREW VISITORS

Death Valley National Park came up just shy of a record on Monday.

The high temperature reached 127 degrees at 3 p.m., according to the park’s website.

The National Weather Service said in a statement that “if verified, this will be the hottest temperature officially verified since July of 1913, also at Death Valley.”

The World Meteorological Organization will verify the reading.

If confirmed it would be the highest temperature on Earth since 1931, according to a WMO tweet.

The weather service said the 130 degrees was recorded at 3:41 p.m. at Furnace Creek near the visitors center “using a National Weather Service owned automated observation system.”

DEATH VALLEY KILLER HEAT SETS MODERN RECORD

Some visitors to the park on Monday were there just for the experience of the high heat.

“I enjoy the heat,” said Steve Krofchik of Las Vegas,

Who stood outside Furnace Creek Visitor Center for hours to watch the thermometer hit the highest temperature of the day.

“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Jennifer Bailard is a physical scientist for Mojave Desert Network.

She previously worked at Death Valley and came out with a coworker.

“When I left Death Valley I promised myself I would come back when the temperature hit 130,” she said.

Friends Margie Owens and George Harris traveled to Death Valley from Mission Viejo, California.

They had visited on the hottest day in 2010, when it reached 128 degrees.

John Moore, a San Diego tourist, came out with his 12-year-old daughter, Katie.

“We’ve been coming to Death Valley for a long time and thought it would be cool to be here when a record is broken,” he said.


DIPSHIDIOTS OF THE DAY

DIPSHIDIOTS OF THE DAY PROTESTERS ATTACK

Protesters punched and kicked a man to the ground in Portland, Oregon,

After he crashed his truck onto the sidewalk on Sunday night near otherwise demonstrations.

Portland police said they received a report around 10:30 p.m.

Protesters chasing a truck a few blocks from the downtown federal courthouse.

The driver crashed and was then assaulted, authorities said.

WARNING VIDEO IS GRAPHIC

DIPSHIDIOTS OF THE DAY PROTESTERS ATTACK

Video posted online of the incident showed the man sitting in the street next to the truck.

A crowd gathered around him and repeatedly punched and kicked him in the head until he was bloody and unconscious.

It wasn’t immediately clear what led to the crash or the confrontation.

Witnesses told police the man had been helping a transgender female who had an item of hers stolen,

and he was dragged out of the car and beaten by nine or 10 people.

Portland police said their response to the assault was “complicated by a hostile group.”

Authorities made no arrests and are investigating the incident.

DAWG SAYS : BTW NOTICE ANYONE SOCIAL DISTANCING OR WEARING MASKS?

IT APPEARS IF WE KEEP PROTESTING WE WILL NOT NEED MAIL IN BALLOTING.

OBVIOUSLY WE CAN GO OUT AND VOTE. UNDER THE GUISE OF PROTEST.


VIRGINIA TO REDUCE RESISTING CHARGES

VIRGINIA TO REDUCE RESISTING CHARGES

Marie Danti was arrested in 2013 when she went to a church in the middle of the night to try to see a priest.

To consider reducing penalty for beating a police officer

Virginia lawmakers plan to take up dozens of criminal justice reforms during a special legislative session this week,

But one proposal in particular is expected to spark an intense battle:

A push to change a law that allows police to charge people with felony assault even if the arresting officers are not seriously hurt.

VIRGINIA TO REDUCE RESISTING CHARGES AGAINST OFFICERS

A bill by Senate Democrats would downgrade the charge of assault and battery on a law enforcement officer from a felony to a misdemeanor.

The proposal is one of an array of reforms drafted in Virginia since the May 25 killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis.

This prompted a nationwide protest movement.

Lawmakers will also consider bills to ban the use of police chokeholds and no-knock warrants,

Enhance the ability of courts to expunge criminal records, and eliminate jury sentencing except when requested by defendants.

Sen. Scott Surovell, the chief sponsor of the assault and battery bill,

Said it would eliminate the current mandatory minimum sentence of six months in jail and change the law,

So the charge can only be brought as a felony if an officer has a visible physical injury.

Surovell said he is also considering adding provisions requiring that another officer,

Not the arresting officer,

Investigate the circumstances and that a prosecutor approve the charge.

Critics of the current law say police overuse the charge, particularly in cases where they fear the person they arrested will claim police brutality.