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On Tuesday, U.S. Capitol Police chief Yogananda D. Pittman apologized to the “American people” and Congress for the security failures on Jan.6, which led to the violent attack on the nation’s Capitol by Pro-Trump rioters, People reports.

The New York Times obtained a transcript from a private congressional hearing with the House Appropriations Committee in which Pittman stated, “I am here to offer my sincerest apologies on behalf of the Department.”

“Let me be clear: the Department should have been more prepared for this attack,” she continued. “We fully expect to answer to you and the American people for our failings on Jan. 6.”

According to the report, the Department was aware of a possible attack on the Capitol before the incident occurred. However, Pittman acknowledges that they “did not do enough” to be ready for the violence that resulted in five deaths.

“By Jan. 4, the Department knew that the Jan. 6 event would not be like any of the previous protests held in 2020. We knew that militia groups and white supremacist organizations would be attending,” she added.

“We also knew that some of these participants were intending to bring firearms and other weapons to the event. We knew that there was a strong potential for violence and that Congress was the target.”

Due to knowledge of what was possible to come on Jan. 6, a request to declare a state of emergency and authorize assistance from the National Guard was sent to the board two days beforehand.

However, the board denied the request, Pittman stated.

On the day of the riot, there were over 1,000 officers on the Capitol grounds. Still, even then, authorities were “no match for the tens of thousands of insurrectionists attacking the Capitol and refusing to comply with lawful orders,” she added.

Although Pittman recognizes the Department’s failure in preparing for Jan.6., she claims, “In my experience, I do not believe there were any preparations that would have allowed for an open campus in which lawful protestors could exercise their first amendment right to free speech and at the same time prevented the attack on Capitol grounds that day.”

As the acting chief, Pittman says going forward, the Capitol police department “will do better.”




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Open Post: Tyrese Gibson is off the market (Again)

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Sorry ladies, Tyrese Gibson is off the market again. The 42-year-old R&B singer recently kicked his estranged wife, Samantha, and their toddler daughter out of their Atlanta home when she filed for divorce.

Tyrese took to social media to beg God for forgiveness and to complain about the single life. That was last month.

It didn’t take long for Tyrese to find an Instagram model to keep his bed warm at night. According to Rhymeswithsnitch, her name is Zellie Timothy.

The newly minted couple was spotted sitting in a luxury box at the NBA All-Star Game in State Farm Arena in Atlanta on Sunday.

He captioned one Instagram post:

“sometimes you just gotta get out of the house stressing over shit you can’t change does nothing…….. Shout to those who ain’t got nothing figured out but just out here trying……….. Zzzzzzzzzz thank you for the laughs and good vibes I know I needed….. #AntiSocial no one knows what the future holds but I know who hold the future…. God! [ there is no greater WEALTH in the world than having a peace of mind ] say what you say if your not a. flat out evil and enjoy seeing people go though challenging times just keep me and my family in your prayers… Appreciate you…”

According to Tyrese, Zellie is of Dominican and Asian descent.

Tyrese has a history of failed relationships with women. He’s not getting any younger and his movie roles are drying up. He’s paying child support for two children plus maintaining at least three households.

Miss Zellie may have to get the bag as quickly she can before he dumps her for the next IG model.
 

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LeBron James 2004 Signed Logoman Card Sells For $1.29M

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An exclusive Logoman patch card signed by LeBron James in his rookie year has sold for $1.29 million in an auction.

Goldin Auctions handled the sale of the autographed 2004 Logoman game-used patch card. In total, the card sold for USD 1,291,500, which is an all-time record for any LeBron card created between the years 2004 and 2021. The autograph of the 2004 1/1 card was graded a ten by PSA.

The card includes LeBron seen in his former Cleveland Cavaliers jersey and features his blue ink signature and the bright Logoman jersey patch. Goldin Auctions describes the card as “abundantly appealing.”

The record for a LeBron rookie 2003-2004 patch card currently sits at USD 1.8 million. It is the ninth-most expensive sports trading card of all-time, according to Hypebeast.

LeBron James has come a long way from his impressive rookie year. Now playing his 18th NBA season, the 36-years-old is a four-time NBA MVP, a four-time NBA champion, Finals MVP, and 17-time All-Star.




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CDC Releases New COVID-19 Guidelines For Fully Vaccinated Adults

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has unveiled new guidelines for Americans who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to the new guidelines, citizens who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine may gather in small groups inside their homes with others who have been fully vaccinated. Masks nor social distancing are required during these gatherings. They may also spend time with unvaccinated citizens from one other household as long as they are at low risk for any severe illness.

Additionally, the guidelines state that fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to quarantine or get tested for COVID-19 test if they’ve been exposed to the virus unless they show symptoms. However, paying close attention for at least 14 days for arising symptoms is suggested.

During Monday’s White House briefing, CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky confirmed these new guidelines.

“You can visit your grandparents if you’ve been vaccinated and they have been, too. If grandparents have been vaccinated, they can visit their daughter and her family even if they have not been vaccinated, so long as the daughter and her family are not at risk for severe disease.”

Those who have received the vaccine should still wear a mask and practice social distancing in public. They should also avoid large gatherings.

These updated guidelines come as several states have voted to pull back mask mandates, a move that President Joe Biden has called a “big mistake.” So far, Texas, Alabama, Montana, Mississippi, and Iowa are lifting COVID-19 mask restrictions.

On Tuesday, the President also said that there would be enough vaccines for every American adult by the end of May.




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