NEWS SUMMARY INTELLIGENCE REPORT THURSDAY 6/23/2022 SECOND BOOSTER SHOT PLANS FOR NEW ZEALAND, GUN CONTROL PASSES 65-33 IN US SENATE, SUPREME COURT BACKS SECOND AMENDMENT, EMERGENCY ENERGY MEASURES IN GERMANY
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Protests clashes continuing in Ecuador, the Gun Control Law moves forward in the US Senate and the US Supreme Court ruling upholds the Second Amendment but first...
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GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION PASSING THE US SENATE 65-33 LATE THIS EVENING. 15 REPUBLICANS JOINING THE DEMOCRATS IN SUPPORT...
IN CANADA DENIALS FROM THE HEAD OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE AND NOW PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU.
THEY ARE DENYING INFLUENCING THE RCMP PROBE INTO A MASS MURDER INCIDENT IN NOVA SCOTIA.
NOVA SCOTIA RCMP SUPERINTENDENT DARREN CAMPBELL NOTED PRESSURE FROM HIGHER UP TO REVEAL FIREARMS USED IN THE ATTACKS THAT KILLED 22 PEOPLE IN APRIL OF 2020.
THE MASS MURDER INCIDENT HAPPENED AS GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION WAS BEING ADVANCED IN PARLIAMENT.
THE KILLER DROVE IN A REPLICA RCMP PATROL CAR ON A SPREE ACROSS NOVA SCOTIA LATE SATURDAY APRIL 18TH AND SUNDAY MORNING APRIL 19TH, 2020...BBC NEWS
Paul Pelosi, husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, now charged with DUI and causing injury in a crash.
The charges come weeks after a traffic accident at an intersection near Yountville, California.
The majority opinion written by Justice Clarence Thomas also in the majority four other "Conservative" justices (Samuel Alito, Amy Coney Barrett, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh) and Chief Justice John Roberts.
The three "Liberal" justices in the minority...THE HILL
ECUADOR PROTESTS: FIVE NOW DEAD WITH CONTINUING MOBILIZATIONS AND CLASHES, FIRES AND BARRICADES IN CAPITAL CITY STREETS
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The protests on the streets of Ecuador continuing today economic conditions including high fuel prices cited by demonstrators.
Strong opposition to the government of "Conservative" President Guillermo Lasso.
Local media reporting that a power station in the province of Tungurahua was taken over Wednesday night by 300 demonstrators.
Four now reported dead because of the protests with more than 100 arrests during the demonstrations now in their 11th day...CNN...
On the highways across Ecuador protest demonstrations and protest convoys seen including dump trucks and other trucks and vehicles.
More clashes and tear gas on the streets of the capital city of Quito today smoke visible from fires lit by protesters.
Injured protesters seen in Quito just after 5 pm local time, 6 pm Eastern US Time. Those protesters hurt by tear gas.
Teleamazonas in Ecuador reporting that security forces were preventing the protesters in Quito from reaching the National Assembly building.
In the clashes near the National Assembly another protester was killed bringing the total killed during the 12 days of protest to five.
POLITICS HERE IN PENNSYLVANIA THE US SENATE RACE BETWEEN DEMOCRAT LT. GOVERNOR JOHN FETTERMAN AND REPUBLICAN DR. MEHMET OZ AND THE RACE FOR GOVERNOR BETWEEN ATTORNEY GENERAL JOSH SHAPIRO AND STATE SENATOR DOUG MASTRIANO.
THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PERSONS (AARP) OUT WITH A POLL.
IT SHOWS FETTERMAN AT 50 PERCENT AND OZ AT 44 PERCENT AMONG 'LIKELY VOTERS'.
THE POLLING ALSO SHOWS FETTERMAN WITH A HIGHER FAVORABILITY RATING. HIS AT 46 PERCENT WHILE DR. OZ IS AT 30 PERCENT FAVORABILITY.
IN THE CONTEST FOR GOVERNOR THE POLL GIVES DEMOCRAT JOSH SHAPIRO 49 PERCENT AND REPUBLICAN DOUG MASTRIANO 46 PERCENT...THE HILL
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says he sees no sign that Ukraine will be allowed by Western powers to conduct negotiations with Russia over Ukraine....TASS RUSSIA
The Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says that Russia wants to 'destroy' the Russian speaking Donbas region in the east of the country...BBC NEWS
As sanctions against Russia kick in Germany announcing emergency measures to curtail energy use in the country.
These measures bring Germany one step closer to the rationing of natural gas.
One aspect of the plan is allowing utilities to pass on higher energy prices to reduce energy consumption...THE GUARDIAN UK
In other news...
HERE IN THE USA THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION ORDERING A BAN ON VAPING PRODUCTS SOLD BY 'JUUL'...FOX NEWS
The stabbing incident in New Zealand police not revealing the name of the suspect taken down by members of the public after four people were stabbed in Auckland today...ONE NEWS NEW ZEALAND (VIDEO EMBEDDED)