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CNN anchors taken aback by revelation on why migrant gangs flee Florida

CNN anchors were momentarily silent Friday after learning that some migrant gangs run criminal operations in New York City, retreat to Florida and return to New York because they don’t face any threat of jail.

CNN law enforcement analyst John Miller said Friday that he learned from police detectives that migrant gang crews operate in New York City and then go to Florida to spend the money.

“But I’m like, ‘why don’t they just stay and steal in Florida?'” Miller said in a conversation about a group of migrants who attacked an NYPD officer and lieutenant in front of a shelter on West 42nd Street in Manhattan. 

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The assault was captured on CCTV cameras and later shared by police. 

“They said, ‘because there you go to jail,’” Miller added, recounting a conversation with detectives. 

That anecdote momentarily quieted CNN anchors Erica Hill and Phil Mattingly. 

“Oh,” Hill said. “Fair point,” Mattingly said in turn, in a clip flagged by Daily Caller reporter Brianna Lyman

Miller said that while most migrants are looking for honest work in the city, a small percentage of migrants are more interested in criminal activity. 

“But within that group [of] throngs of people in search of hope and a better life, there is this 1% criminal element that looks at a different opportunity here,” Miller said. 

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“These individuals, I went over their rap sheets yesterday, multiple charges, grand larceny, robbery, attempted robbery,” the CNN analyst said, referring to the migrants suspected of assaulting police officers. 

“This particular crew operated on mopeds and scooters,” he said. “They were doing organized retail theft, they were doing snatches on the street. iPhones, iPads, clothing, so on and so forth. One of them that they are still seeking has 10 charges in one day because he’s part of a pattern that’s going on.”

“I’m looking at the dates that their arrests started, which is probably close to when they got here, they’ve only been here a couple of months.” 

The NYPD has since arrested assault suspects Darwin Andres Gomez Izquiel, 19, of Mississippi; Kelvin Servat Arocha, 19, of Brooklyn; Juarez Wilson, 21, of Queens; Yorman Reveron, 24, of Brooklyn and Jhoan Boada, 22, who is listed as homeless. 

They were all hit with a variety of charges, including assault on a police officer, gang assault, obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct.

Reveron has two pending cases in Manhattan for assault and robbery, according to the New York Post. He allegedly attacked a loss prevention officer at a Macy’s department store during an alleged robbery and allegedly punched and bit a Nordstrom Rack employee in November. 

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More than 785,000 migrant encounters have been reported since the beginning of the fiscal year on Oct. 1 — the highest first-quarter total ever recorded. 

Fox News’ Michael Dorgon and Timothy H.J. Nerozzi contributed to this report.

Teen taking pictures at Utah canyon with friends plummets to his death

A 19-year-old hiker in Utah fell to his death while taking photos at Moonscape Overlook last weekend, according to his family. 

Jonathan Fielding, 19, was new to the state and was hiking with friends near Hanksville, Utah, last Saturday when the accident occurred, according to FOX 13 Salt Lake City, and his obituary. He lived in Orem, Utah, about three hours away. 

“While the passing of Jonathan was unexpected, we take some comfort knowing that he was doing what he loved at the time of the accident,” his obituary said, “He was on a photoshoot with friends in the beautiful Utah wilderness where he loved to be.”

Fielding’s sister Rebecca called the “tragic accident” a cautionary tale.”

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“It was a tragic accident, but Jonathan should be a cautionary tale to anyone who hikes or does photography,” she posted on Facebook. “No view is worth the suffering that your family and friends will go through. No view is worth the risk that rescuers face when trying to save people and recover bodies.”

A fundraising page for his family said Fielding was a “great example of selfless love.”

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He is survived by his parents, grandparents and five sisters. 

Fielding grew up in Missouri where he was a pole vaulter at his high school and was an Eagle Scout. He was also a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

“Jonathan truly cared about others. He would genuinely listen to you. He was truly a friend in every sense of the word. He had many friends and was an influence for good,” his obituary said. “While Jonathan’s time in life was limited, his impact on others was not. He was loved by many. He will be missed by all that knew him.”

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Bill Maher calls out ‘a pretty famous person’ who got mad he has Republicans on his show

“Real Time” host Bill Maher said he received scorn from a “pretty famous” person for welcoming Republicans on his HBO show. 

In an interview published Monday by Reason Magazine, Maher was asked how often he is accused of “platforming,” a growing sin among the left of allowing a conservative on a mainstream liberal platform. 

“I had [Ron] DeSantis and Ted Cruz on this year, and Bill Barr. And yes, to answer your question, I can think of two people—and I won’t say who they are; one of them is pretty famous—just yelling at me in an email about that,” Maher said. “And my answer to that is: F— off. You know what? You live in your ivory tower. I’m going to talk to everybody in the half of the country that you find is so deplorable. They’re not going to self-deport, even if they are deplorable. And some of them are! And some on the left are deplorable too, and incredibly obnoxious. That’s the country!”

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He continued, “When historians look back in a hundred years, if we’re still here, I don’t think they’re going to divide the country like we do into these two camps. They’re going to say: As a people, they were obnoxious. It happens in different forms on both sides. As a people, they didn’t believe in science. On the right, they think global warming is a hoax or whatever nonsense they believe about that. And on the left, they think men can have babies. That’s what they’ll say. They’ll say, ‘As a people, they just lost their s—.’”

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Last September, Maher grilled then-Republican presidential candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over his uphill battle to defeat former President Trump in the GOP primary. 

“You did not take my advice,” Maher began the exchange. “I was on the show – a few times we talked – I said, ‘this guy’s crazy to run this time.’ … You could run for the next 20 years. If you were Biden, the next 40. Why run against Trump? You’re trying to thread this needle that will never happen. You can’t disavow him because that’s the base, and yet you’re running against him. And that’s why, I mean, let’s face it Ron, if the campaign was going well, you wouldn’t be on this show.”

Maher doesn’t only welcome Republicans on his HBO show. He also invites conservatives on his “Club Random” podcast, including former GOP presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy. 

The liberal comedian called Ramaswamy a “likable guy” but insisted his chumminess with Trump would keep him from winning the Republican nomination. 

“You got to decouple from Donald Trump. That’s the path,” Maher told Ramaswamy.

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Both DeSantis and Ramaswamy have since suspended their campaigns following disappointing results at the Iowa caucuses. 

Maher, an outspoken critic of Trump, warned Democrats last week they can’t run on opposing him in order to win in the November election. 

“I also think it’s not a great strategy to run a Democratic campaign based on ‘How can they like this guy?!’ Because some people just do… Maybe it’s better to look at why he is winning among the people who ‘are rapists. And who do drugs,'” Maher said, whipping out his Trump impersonation. “Maybe there’s a fly in the ointment there.”

Tom Brady livid after nightmare tee shot at Pebble Beach, ball goes almost nowhere

Turns out Tom Brady is one of us.

We’ve all been there.

You’re lining up to hit a drive deep into the fairway, and the ball goes almost nowhere.

Brady, despite being a single-digit handicap, had that moment Friday.

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The seven-time Super Bowl champion might want to get back to football after what he pulled off Friday at Pebble Beach.

Brady was playing in the Pro-Am at the famed Bay Area golf course when he pulled out his driver, ready to smack one.

He nearly swung and missed entirely.

Brady topped the ball, causing it to bounce directly in front of his tee, and the ball rolled still just a few feet in front of him.

He was clearly not thrilled.

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Brady has impressed on the course before, holing out during “The Match” in 2020 from well over 100 yards, prompting some smack talk to Charles Barkley.

“Take a suck of that, Chuck,” Brady said.

Barkley is probably getting the last laugh after Brady’s failed tee shot.

Brady, an eight handicap, is paired with Keegan Bradley in the tournament.

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The Buffalo Bills’ Josh Allen and New York Jets’ Aaron Rodgers are also playing in the tournament.

Scottie Scheffler is in a three-way tie with Thomas Detry and Ludvig Aberg at 11 under through two rounds.

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Federal judge announces Trump Jan. 6 trial in DC delayed indefinitely

Former President Trump’s trial stemming from Special Counsel Jack Smith’s 2020 election interference investigation has been delayed indefinitely, Fox News has learned.

The trial was set to begin on March 4 — a day before the critical Super Tuesday primary contests, when Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Vermont vote to select a GOP nominee.

Washington, D.C., federal Judge Tanya Chutkan on Friday formally vacated the March 4 trial date, saying the court will “set a new schedule if and when the mandate is returned.”

A federal appeals court is considering Trump’s claim of presidential immunity from prosecution for his actions in office. A ruling from that court is expected, and the Supreme Court may eventually review the issue.

The delay comes after Smith in December asked the Supreme Court to rule on whether Trump can be prosecuted on charges relating to his efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.

Additionally, lawyers for Trump filed a motion urging Chutkan to pause proceedings against Trump in the Jan. 6 case while his appeal is pending. 

Chutkan said in December that she does not have jurisdiction over the matter while it is pending before the Supreme Court, and she put a pause on the case against the Republican 2024 front-runner until the high court determines its involvement.

Smith charged the former president with conspiracy to defraud the United States; conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding; obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding; and conspiracy against rights. Those charges stemmed from Smith’s investigation into whether Trump was involved in the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, and any alleged interference in the 2020 election result.

Trump pleaded not guilty to all charges in August 2023.

College basketball player ejected after punching opponent in the face

New Mexico State men’s basketball player Robert Carpenter will be sidelined for at least one game after he was ejected from Thursday night’s overtime victory over Liberty for punching forward Shiloh Robinson in the face. 

The incident took place early in the first half when Carpenter and Robinson got tangled up under the net with Carpenter looking for a rebound. 

As Robinson turned around to head down court, Carpenter swung at him from behind, appearing to hit him directly in the face. 

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“First and foremost, I just want to apologize to Liberty University coach (Ritchie) McKay for the incident,” New Mexico State men’s basketball coach Jason Hooten said during his post-game presser. “Even if there was something that put Rob in that state of mind to do what he did, it’s still not acceptable.” 

Carpenter, who is in his first season with the program after transferring from Mississippi Valley State, was issued a flagrant foul 2 and ejected from the game. According to ESPN, Robinson did not return. 

“First of all, that’s not the way that we’re going to do things here at New Mexico State University. I think everybody knows me. I think in my 31-year career and 14 as a head coach, I think everybody knows the type of person that I am,” Hooten continued. 

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“I’m very proud of the person I am and our program will never do those kinds of things.” 

Hooten said he believes that Carpenter will be suspended for at least one game, but he could face more time on the bench if Conference USA deems it necessary after reviewing the incident. 

“I think that every league that I’ve been in, normally it’s usually a game suspension for a fight, and then I would guess that Conference USA will get together and watch some video and see if it needs to be longer than that,” he said. 

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Regardless, Hooten knows that Carpenter won’t play in Saturday’s home game against Jacksonville State.  

“My rule is that he won’t play on Saturday. He at least needs to sit out Saturday and then as we move forward we’ll figure out what the ramifications are beyond that,” he said. 

Carpenter is a junior playing in his first season with the Aggies. 

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He previously played for Mississippi Valley State from 2021 to 2022, where he led the team in scoring, averaging 16.4 points. Carpenter also played a season at St. Bonaventure. 

“I know Robert really well — he’s a really, really, really good person and a really good kid,” Hooten said. “Again, I’m shocked at what happened, but also know that there’s probably nobody now that’s more remorseful than him. I know he feels really bad about what he did and there’s just no room for that in the game at all, and I feel really bad as the coach — I feel responsible for that.”

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Target pulls Black History Month product from shelves after TikToker points out error

Retail giant Target recently confirmed it was removing one of its Black History Month products from store shelves after finding out that that product misidentified three civil rights leaders.

After historically savvy users pointed out that Target’s Black History Month magnet book mixed up the three civil rights icons, W.E.B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington and Carter G. Woodson, the store confirmed the blunder.

Target noted it was removing the items from shelves and letting the product’s producers know about the mistake.

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A TikTok video shared by user Issa Tete on Tuesday pointed out the flaw in the holiday-themed item. She captioned the clip, stating, “Idk who needs to correct it but it needs to be pulled off the shelves nonetheless. Any person could have missed the mistake but it just takes one person to point it out and ask for corrections #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #blacktiktok.”

In the clip, which has since been viewed more than 700,000 times, Tete displayed the magnet book and went through its problems. 

The book, titled, “Civil Rights Magnetic Learning Activity” featured a bunch of colorful civil rights themed magnets which included famous faces, dates, and slogans of the era. 

After noting that she has background as a history and social studies teacher, Tete said, “I noticed discrepancies like as soon as I opened this. Like I said, these need to be pulled off the shelf.”

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The user then pointed out three magnets of the Woodson, Washington, and Du Bois, and explained how the names were mixed up. For example, where one magnet had an image of Du Bois, it had Carter G. Woodson on it. 

“They got the name wrong,” she declared, elsewhere clarifying, “This is not W.E.B Du Bois, this is Booker T. Washington,” while showing the real figures and their corresponding names on the internet. 

Tete concluded the TikTok clip, saying, “I get it, mistakes happen, but this needs to be corrected. ASAP.”

Target shared a statement with Fox News in which the outlet acknowledged the error and confirmed it had taken steps to correct it. A Target spokesperson said, “We will no longer be selling this product in stores or online. We’ve also ensured the product’s publisher is aware of the errors.”

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SCOTUS refuses to budge on affirmative action exemption for military academies

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined a request to block the U.S. Military Academy at West Point from using race as a factor in admission decisions. 

The Court ruled in June that colleges and universities can no longer use the affirmative action practice, except for the U.S. military academies. 

The high court said universities were violating the Constitution’s equal protection clause with the practice. 

At the time, SCOTUS struck down affirmative action policies at Harvard and the University of North Carolina in a win for the group Students for Fair Admission (SFFA).

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The Supreme Court was responding on Friday to the SFFA’s emergency request that it force the military academy to pause the practice while a lawsuit filed in September against West Point makes its way through the lower courts. The student group has also sued the Naval Academy. 

“The application for writ of injunction pending appeal presented to Justice Sotomayor and by her referred to the Court is denied. The record before this Court is underdeveloped, and this order should not be construed as expressing any view on the merits of the constitutional question,” Friday’s order read.

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In the emergency application filed last week, SFFA argued West Point is not “exempt” from the Harvard ruling. The application claims two White West Point applicants the group is representing will suffer “irreparable harm” if an injunction is not granted because the academy will “illegally discriminate against thousands of applicants for the class of 2028—including two of 26 SFFA’s members — based on their skin color.”

“Should these young Americans bear the burden of West Point’s unchecked racial discrimination? Or should West Point bear the burden of temporarily complying with the Constitution’s command of racial equality?” SFFA lawyers wrote to the justices.

U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar defended the policy in a Tuesday court filing. “For more than forty years, our Nation’s military leaders have determined that a diverse Army officer corps is a national-security imperative. Achieving that diversity requires limited consideration of race in selecting those who join the Army as cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point.”

In response to SFFA, the government asked the court to deny SFFA’s request. 

“The injunction SFFA seeks would force the Army to abandon policies that senior military leaders have deemed imperative to developing an effective fighting force, thereby harming ‘the public interest in national defense,’” Prelogar wrote.

The petition comes after a federal judge in New York denied SFFA’s request earlier this month, stating that the group couldn’t show it was likely to ultimately prevail in the case

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SFFA had asked the court to make its decision by West Point’s application deadline next Wednesday. Prelogar argued that West Point’s application process is already well underway and an injunction would be “profoundly disruptive.” 

Fox News’ Teny Sahakian contributed to this report. 

Bezos plans on selling 50 million Amazon shares during next 12 months

Jeff Bezos plans to sell a large amount of Amazon shares in the next year, a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) indicated.

Amazon, where Bezos currently serves as executive chair, said in the Friday filing that its billionaire founder had a trading plan for selling a maximum of 50 million shares. Under the prearranged plan that he adopted in November, the sales will occur “over a period” ending Jan. 25 of next year “subject to certain conditions.”  

FOX Business reached out to Amazon for comment on the trading plan, which was earlier reported by Bloomberg.

Seven other Amazon high-up insiders also took up trading plans in November for offloading Amazon stock, the SEC filing showed. However, Bezos’ involved the largest amount of shares.

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Bezos’ stake in Amazon includes over 988 million shares, another SEC filing indicated. Those stocks make up a major portion of his $193.3 billion personal fortune, according to Forbes. 

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The company’s stock price has risen from the start of the day and over the past year, with its latest jump tied to the news it generated $169.96 billion in revenue and $10.6 billion in net income in the fourth quarter. It was worth $1.77 on a market capitalization basis as of Friday afternoon.

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Bezos has been Amazon’s executive chair since July 2021. Prior to that, he led the e-commerce giant as its CEO for about 27 years.

The billionaire recently turned 60, commemorating the milestone with fiancée Lauren Sanchez and others last month.

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