New Jersey Governor Shrugs Off Women’s Verbal Attack at Family Dinner

(Bloomberg) — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said a curse-laden rant at him and his family while dining over the weekend was unprovoked, and with the nation so stressed, this is no time to be “taking it out on one another.”



Philip D. Murphy wearing a suit and tie sitting at a table: Phil Murphy, Governor of New Jersey, speaks during a news conference in Trenton, New Jersey, U.S., on Monday, March 16, 2020. All New Jersey schools must close starting March 18 for at least two weeks as state officials try to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, Governor Murphy said.


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Phil Murphy, Governor of New Jersey, speaks during a news conference in Trenton, New Jersey, U.S., on Monday, March 16, 2020. All New Jersey schools must close starting March 18 for at least two weeks as state officials try to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, Governor Murphy said.

The governor, 63, and his wife, Tammy Murphy, were outdoors at a Red Bank restaurant on Saturday with their four children, in their teens and 20s, when a woman approached and called him a name. Another woman added, “You having fun with your family?” The two women cursed repeatedly as Phil and Tammy Murphy continued their meal without responding. “No, I am not drunk,” one of the women said.

“I like your Trump phone case,” Josh Murphy, the couple’s eldest child, said to one of them. “Guess who Trump likes — he likes my Dad.” The women got in a few more words, then left.

A 35-second clip of the incident was posted on social media. The person who recorded it wasn’t a Murphy family member and hasn’t been identified. In all, three women were involved, the governor said Monday at a virus briefing.

Murphy said he had “no idea who they were,” and nothing had provoked the rant. A first-term Democrat, Murphy in March closed nonessential businesses and took other steps to slow the virus’ spread. Though the plan worked, it led to record unemployment, and the state now is fighting a second virus wave.

“I don’t condone out-of-bounds behavior, but I’m a big boy and I think I speak for my wife, but let’s leave my family out of this,” Murphy said. The nation, he added, was facing more stress “than I think any of us have ever seen,” with businesses closed and joblessness high. He asked for people to pray for one another.

New Jersey has reported 14,960 lab-confirmed novel coronavirus deaths, and another 1,812 with a probable link, leaving survivors “without a family member that was with them last year” as they mark the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday.

“This is exactly not the time to be taking it out on each other,” Murphy said.

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The women who survived Sutcliffe’s attack also had to survive institutional sexism | Peter Sutcliffe

Seven women survived attacks by Peter Sutcliffe, who killed a further 13 between 1975 and 1981. They are, as one of their number phrases it, members of “an exclusive club you don’t want to be part of”.

Each faced unimaginable challenges in the years following their attack. Repeated surgery on appalling injuries left them with consequences ranging from severe memory loss to having to cut their own hair because salon workers couldn’t deal with the dents in their skulls.

St Kitts-born Marcella Claxton was expecting her third child when she was attacked in Leeds during the spring of 1976. She required extensive operations on her brain, and lost the baby she was carrying – a crime for which Sutcliffe would never be held legally responsible. Suffering with chronic depression, Claxton was told that the headaches, dizziness and occasional blackouts that plagued her would be permanent. “It’s like my brain is bursting and hitting the inside of my head, often all day,” she explained. Other women temporarily lost custody of their children owing to sudden bouts of anger caused by the psychological fallout of survival.

All suffered debilitating nightmares as a result of their attacks. New mother Theresa Sykes was 16 years old when Sutcliffe left her for dead within sight of her Huddersfield home on Bonfire Night 1980. “I used to go up to my bedroom of a night and put the wardrobe behind the door, put the dressing table behind the door. I had to sleep with a knife under the pillow, which my mum used to go barmy about, but that was the only thing that made me feel that bit safer,” she said. She later broke off her engagement to the father of her child because of a newfound terror of men.

Olive Smelt felt equally repulsed: “I couldn’t stand a man near me. I rejected my husband completely. If he made any sort of advance, I just shuddered in horror.” Smelt’s marriage endured, largely due to her determination to overcome that fear; she took a cleaning job at a men’s hostel “so that I would be forced to see men, to talk to them, help them and mix with them. I am glad that I did. I am still not back to normal. I don’t think I ever will be, but at least it’s a major step.”

Every woman felt the impact of West Yorkshire police’s decision to divide them into two groups: “prostitutes” and those who were “respectable”. Sexism led to women who used sex work to survive and those who chose to live outside the boundaries of acceptable female behaviour being lumped together under the former dismissive category. “A woman of loose morals” was how detectives ignominiously described Maureen Long, citing the fact that she was cohabiting with a man since separating from her husband, and often enjoyed nights out alone.

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Quebec City stabbing: Suspect in medieval clothing killed 2 and injured 5 in sword attack

“Everything leads us to believe that his motives were personal in nature. Up until now he has not been linked to any terrorist organization,” Robert Pigeon, Quebec City’s chief of police, said during a press conference Sunday morning. He added that the investigation into the motive is continuing.

Pigeon said police officers and residents remain shaken and saddened after the bizarre events that took place in Quebec City’s old quarter close to Le Chateau Frontenac Hotel, a city landmark.

After the attack, police asked citizens to avoid the Parliament Hill area as they searched for the suspect, whom police have not publicly identified. Shortly after 1 a.m. local time, police said the suspect had been arrested in a Twitter post and asked citizens to stay indoors with their doors locked as they continued to search the area.
Police cars block the Saint-Louis Street near the Chateau Frontenac early Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 in Quebec City, Canada.
The five injured victims were transported to local hospitals and the suspect was taken to the hospital for evaluation, police spokesperson Étienne Doyon said, according to CNN partner CBC News.

The suspect is expected to appear in court via video conference later Sunday.

Police alleged the suspect’s actions were premeditated and that mental illness may have played a role in the murder rampage.

“Quebec is waking up after a night of horror. I have no words to describe such a tragedy. I offer my condolences to the loved ones of the victims,” Quebec Premier François Legault tweeted.
“My heart breaks for the loved ones of the two people killed in last night’s horrific attack in Quebec City,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted. “I’m also wishing a full recovery to the injured. We’re keeping you in our thoughts and will be there for you. To all the first responders, thank you for your critical work.”

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Suspect in medieval clothing killed 2 and injured 5 in sword attack

A 24-year-old suspect from Montreal wearing medieval clothing and wielding a sword randomly attacked residents in a Halloween night of terror on Saturday that left two people dead and five others hospitalized with “significant lacerations,” according to police.



a bus driving down a street: A firefighter truck is parked in front of the National Assembly of Quebec, in Quebec City, early on November 1, 2020, after two people were killed and five wounded by a sword-wielding suspect dressed in medieval clothing. (Photo by Jordan Proust/AFP/Getty Images)


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“Everything leads us to believe that his motives were personal in nature. Up until now he has not been linked to any terrorist organization,” Robert Pigeon, Quebec City’s chief of police, said during a press conference Sunday morning. He added that the investigation into the motive is continuing.

Pigeon said police officers and residents remain shaken and saddened after the bizarre events that took place in Quebec City’s old quarter close to Le Chateau Frontenac Hotel, a city landmark.

After the attack, police asked citizens to avoid the Parliament Hill area as they searched for the suspect, whom police have not publicly identified. Shortly after 1 a.m. local time, police said the suspect had been arrested in a Twitter post and asked citizens to stay indoors with their doors locked as they continued to search the area.

The five injured victims were transported to local hospitals and the suspect was taken to the hospital for evaluation, police spokesperson Étienne Doyon said, according to CNN partner CBC News.

The suspect is expected to appear in court via video conference later Sunday.

Police alleged the suspect’s actions were premeditated and that mental illness may have played a role in the murder rampage.

“Quebec is waking up after a night of horror. I have no words to describe such a tragedy. I offer my condolences to the loved ones of the victims,” Quebec Premier François Legault tweeted.

“My heart breaks for the loved ones of the two people killed in last night’s horrific attack in Quebec City,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted. “I’m also wishing a full recovery to the injured. We’re keeping you in our thoughts and will be there for you. To all the first responders, thank you for your critical work.”



a close up of a busy city street: Police cars block the Saint-Louis Street near the Chateau Frontenac early Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 in Quebec City, Canada.


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Police cars block the Saint-Louis Street near the Chateau Frontenac early Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 in Quebec City, Canada.



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Man in medieval clothing fatally stabs two in Quebec City Halloween sword attack

A man dressed up in medieval clothing and brandishing a “katana-type” sword went on a Halloween stabbing rampage, killing two people and injuring five others injured in historic Quebec City, authorities said.

The 24-year-old man, whose name wasn’t immediately released, was arrested around 1 a.m. Sunday, more than two hours after the first calls about the carnage in the capital city of Quebec, according to the CBC.

Two victims died in the bloody spree and five others were hospitalized. Their conditions were not immediately known.

“On behalf of the Quebec City police, I want to offer my sincerest condolences to the loved ones and families of the people who died today,” Quebec City police spokesperson Étienne Doyon said at a press conference early Sunday.

The suspect was also hospitalized for evaluation after he was nabbed near a local business park.

On Sunday, police hadn’t determined a motive for the attack, but tweeted “there is no indication that the suspect may have acted on motives other than personal ones.”

Quebec City Police Chief Robert Pigeon said during a press conference the assailant had no identified ties to any terrorist groups.

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Halloween stabbing attack by man dressed in ‘medieval clothing’ and carrying a sword



a view of a city: View of Old Quebec City skyline where the stabbings took place on October 31, 2020. Getty Images


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  • A man dressed in ‘medieval clothing’ who killed two people and injured five others in a Halloween stabbing in Quebec, Canada has been arrested.
  • Attacks took place in multiple locations throughout Old Quebec City including near the Chateau Frontenac and on Des Remparts, Du Trésor, and Sainte-Anne streets, CBC News reported.
  • Quebec City Police spokesperson Etienne Doyon told CBC News: “On behalf of the Quebec City police, I want to offer my sincerest condolences to the loved ones and families of the people who died today.”
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A man dressed in ‘medieval clothing’ who killed two people and injured five others in a Halloween stabbing in Quebec, Canada, has been arrested.

Police were alerted to reports at around 10.28 p.m. local time and began searching for a man suspected of carrying out the attacks who was also carrying a sword, according to the New York Times.

Attacks took place in multiple locations throughout Old Quebec City, in Canada’s mostly French-speaking Québec province, including near the Chateau Frontenac and on Des Remparts Street, Du Trésor, and Sainte-Anne streets, CBC News reported.

The Service de police de la Ville de Québec (SPVQ) police force tweeted a warning which said: “Avoid the Parliament Hill area. The suspect is still not located. For citizens of the whole city: You are asked to stay indoors.”

The man in his mid-20s was arrested shortly before 1.00 a.m. local time and taken to hospital along with the five wounded victims who are also being treated, according to BBC News.

The SPVQ tweeted this morning: “The situation is under control. The suspect is arrested and presently detained. According to our preliminary information, nothing indicates to us that the suspect would have acted for motivations other than personal.”

 

Quebec City Police spokesperson Etienne Doyon told CBC News: “On behalf of the Quebec City police, I want to offer my sincerest condolences to the loved ones and families of the people who died today.”

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Two Muslim Women Stabbed Near Eiffel Tower In Suspected Race Attack, Suspects In Custody

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  • The victims were attacked following a dispute over an unleashed dog
  • One of the victims was reportedly wearing a religious veil, which was torn off by one of the attackers
  • They were reportedly called “dirty Arabs” and were asked to “go back to your country”

Two Muslim women were stabbed near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Sunday night. Two white women were taken into police custody in connection with the incident.

The victims, identified only as Kenza and Amel, were at the Champ-de-Mars Park near the Eiffel Tower, along with their four children, when they got into a verbal altercation with two white women over an unleashed dog, French daily Le Parisien reported. They reportedly asked the other two women to keep the dog away from their children. Instead, one of the white women allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed them. 

Photos posted on social media showed emergency crews tending to the victims who were lying on the ground. 

Kenza, who was stabbed at least six times, was admitted to a local hospital with a punctured lung, while Amel underwent surgery for the stab wounds she suffered to her hands.

One of the victims was reportedly wearing a veil. Local reports said the suspects allegedly shouted “dirty Arabs” and “go back to your country” during the attack and tore off the victim’s veil.

The attackers were taken into custody and were being held on suspicion of attempted murder, Metro reported, citing Paris city prosecutors.

The incident is under investigation. Prosecutors say it is too early to classify the attack as a hate crime.

The latest attack follows the beheading of a teacher, Samuel Paty, last week in a Parisian suburb by an Islamist extremist student for allegedly discussing caricatures of Prophet Muhammad with his class. The incident prompted the government to launch a crackdown on mosques and Muslim organizations amid rising tensions. Millions of Muslims living in Paris have complained of increased Islamophobia caused by the government clampdown. The country paid homage to Paty on Wednesday.

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Lincoln Project Ad Asks Voters to Imagine How Young Girls Feel Watching Trump Verbally Attack Women

A new ad released by the Lincoln Project Friday chronicles President Donald Trump’s treatment of women both before and during his presidency, encouraging voters to “imagine a different future” for young girls.



Joli Mayra et al. standing in front of a crowd posing for the camera: US President Donald Trump speaks with audience members after participating in an NBC News town hall event at the Perez Art Museum in Miami on October 15, 2020.


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US President Donald Trump speaks with audience members after participating in an NBC News town hall event at the Perez Art Museum in Miami on October 15, 2020.

The anti-Trump political action committee has continued its blistering attacks of the president in the run-up to the November 3 election, with the latest advocating for those not yet old enough to vote.

“Imagine a young girl looking in the mirror, searching for role models in the world to give her hope that one day, she too can make a difference,” the ad’s female narrator says in its opening. “Now imagine how she feels when she watches women being verbally attacked.”

Five clips portraying some of Trump’s harsher comments toward women over the years are spliced with the narrator throwing out descriptors, including “maligned,” “belittled,” “harassed” and insulted.”

One of Trump’s comments occurred when he berated CNN reporter Abby Phillip outside the White House in 2018 for asking a “stupid question,” telling her he watches her “a lot” and she asks “a lot of stupid questions.” Another example from that same year was Trump telling ABC News’ Cecilia Vega he knows “you’re not thinking. You never do.”

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The Lincoln Project included one of Trump’s very publicized characterizations of women, when the president told CNN’s Don Lemon that there was “blood coming out of [Megyn Kelly’s] eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.”

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The ad also highlights one of Trump’s more recent remarks made after the debate between Vice President Mike Pence and Joe Biden’s running mate, Senator Kamala Harris, a Democrat from California.

“And this monster that was on stage with Mike Pence, who destroyed her last night, by the way,” Trump is heard saying as the ad displays images of Harris and young girls appearing to watch TV.

The one-minute-and-30-second ad transitions in its final seconds to focus on the Biden/Harris ticket, which the Lincoln Project has repeatedly endorsed in its political messaging. The narrator speaks directly to parents, reminding them that their “daughters are listening and absorbing” how Trump speaks about women.

“Now imagine a different future for her, a future with a president who doesn’t just value a female voice, but chooses one to be his right-hand woman,” the narrator says, as images of more young girls flash across the screen. “A strong woman. A woman with compassion. A woman unafraid to take on a bully.”

A now-viral clip plays of Harris reprimanding Pence at the debate: “Mr. Vice President, I’m speaking. I’m speaking.”

The ad concludes with the narrator appealing to voters that their “actions on November 3

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