What You Need to Know is that today is one of the great journalistic coups in the last five years. On Friday, I released a video about the “gallows gang,” the group of 5 people who set up the gallows in front of the U.S. Capitol the morning of January 6, 2021. The video shows a certain ‘Mr. Coffee,’ a sharply dressed member of the group who beelined to a coffee shop, right across from the FBI’s local headquarters. Who are Mr. Coffee and the rest of this gang, and what purpose did they have in staging these gallows in front of the Capitol building?
Sgt. Betsy Smith (Ret.) is a retired law enforcement officer and current spokeswoman for the National Police Association. Sgt. Smith and Ed discuss how, since Ferguson in 2014, there has been an increasing demonization of law enforcement and lack of respect for police officers, which has resulted in a lowering of morale for police and an influx in crime. They also talk about gun control, such as Maryland’s new concealed carry laws, and the consequences that it has on the safety of Americans.
Matt Lamb, Associate Editor at College Fix, joins Ed to discuss John Parker from Syracuse University. John Parker is a student reporter for the College Fix and an outspoken conservative. His coverage and his opinions got him into hot water with the student government, after he criticized ‘overt sexualization’ going on on campus, arguing that intimacy should be made intimate again, rather than public displays of sexuality such as drag shows. His criticism led him to be denied a position in the student government, even though he was the only applicant.
Wrap Up: It’s time to start celebrating the sesquicentennial of America! 250 years! December 16 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, which kicked off the American Revolution in 1773. From December 16, 2023 to July 4, 2026 is the sesquicentennial of our founding era, and it kicks off in only two months. It’s time to remember and celebrate the birth of our nation!