‘Duped’: Newark Dems Fell for Scam That Made Them ‘Sister City’ to Phony Country

Newark, New Jersey’s Democratic-run city hall admitted last week to falling for a fraud when officials held a “Sister City” ceremony with the Hindu nation of “Kailasa”—a country that does not exist, created by an Indian cult leader on the run from the law over rape charges.

In a city hall ceremony in January, Newark mayor Ras Baraka (D.) and other officials met with delegates of the fake country to sign an agreement of partnership.

“I pray that our relationship helps us to understand cultural, social, and political development and improves the lives of everybody in both places,” Baraka said at the time.

After city hall realized “Kailasa” doesn’t exist, however, Newark Democrats were forced to admit they were duped and resort to damage control.

The city of Newark in a statement told CBS News the fraud was a “regrettable incident” but insisted no money was exchanged in the agreement. Councilman Luis Quintana (D.) said, “This is an oversight, cannot happen any longer.”

“Kailasa,” the made-up country, has a website describing itself as the “greatest Hindu nation on Earth,” but it is recognized by no nation and controls no territory. The concept of the fake nation was created by Indian cult leader Swami Nithyananda, who claims to have supernatural powers, including the ability to see through walls.

Nithyananda has been a fugitive from Indian law enforcement since 2019. The swami has faced charges of raping a former disciple.

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‘Mystifying And Troubling’: Attorney Advising Family Of Slain GOP Councilwoman Blasts Authorities For Lack Of Info On Case

Sayreville, New Jersey, Republican Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour was murdered 34 days ago, and her family says that authorities have left them in the dark. 

Attorney John Wisniewski, a former Democratic state legislator and gubernatorial candidate, is advising Dwumfour’s parents, Ghanaian immigrants Prince Kofi and Mary Dwumfour, and said the family is concerned with the lack of updates from authorities investigating their daughter’s murder. The Dwumfours will reportedly meet with investigators this week after Wisniewski helped set up a meeting. 

“The silence about this and the absence of outreach prompted them through their pastor to reach out to me to help facilitate, and there will be an opportunity this week for them to sit down and learn that everything is being done and no stone is being left unturned,” Wisniewski said Monday, according to NorthJersey.com. 

The attorney said the lack of info from authorities on the case is “mystifying and troubling” when compared to smaller cases, such as vandalism, that police immediately posted rewards for information. Authorities still have not come up with a suspect or motive and have not held a press conference on Dwumfour’s murder. 

“Here there’s a homicide and their daughter’s taken from them and in comparison, it’s crickets,” Wisniewski charged.

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What happened to the story of the two murdered NJ councilmen?

We are being told it is a coincidence, and that there don’t appear to be any political motivations behind the murders. Perhaps that is true. I have no reason one way or another to believe otherwise.

But it sure is odd that not one, but two Republican councilmen in New Jersey were murdered in a week, and both had been elected since 2020.

The first murder was of Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour of Sayreville; the second of Milford Borough Councilman Russell Heller. The second murder may have been work-related, as his killer shared the same employer. However, nobody is saying “boo” about what happened and it isn’t even clear that the killer and the councilman knew each other.

On a whim, I searched the Googles and found a distinct dearth of stories about the killings, neither of which has an apparent motive. The police indicated that each was a targeted killing, but the reasons behind the murders are unknown.

It has been two weeks since the first murder and a week since the second. Both briefly made national news, and then the story was memory-holed. A brief update was covered locally when the 911 call for the first was released. But the initial flurry of stories died out almost immediately.

Everybody has chalked it up to coincidence and…that’s it.

Maybe. But it sure seems weird that we haven’t been given much of an explanation about what happened in either case, and the coincidence is rather striking.

One thing is certain: if these were two Democrats we would be enduring endless lectures about insurrections, political violence, violent rhetoric, and gun control.

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NJ councilman Russell Heller shot dead just a week after slaying of Eunice Dwumfour

A New Jersey municipal council member was shot dead in his car Wednesday, exactly a week after the unsolved slaying of Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour.

Russell Heller, 51, was found dead just after 7 a.m. in the Somerset parking lot of PSE&G, the local energy company where the Milford Republican worked.

Cops quickly IDed a former employee, Gary Curtis, 58, as a suspect — and found him dead in his car from a suspected self-inflicted gunshot around three and a half hours after the slaying.

The councilman’s murder came exactly a week after Sayreville Councilwoman Dwumfour — also a Republican — was gunned down in her SUV outside her home about 15 miles away. Her murder remains unsolved.

Authorities have not linked the crimes, and the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office insisted that Heller’s murder appeared to be “an isolated incident.”

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Newlywed Republican councilwoman, 30, was shot ‘SEVEN TIMES in the face as she drove her SUV outside her New Jersey home’ – as FBI investigates ‘personal attack’

FBI agents are now investigating after a Republican councilwoman was ‘shot in the face seven times’ while driving her SUV home – as Governor Phil Murphy said it was ‘not politically motivated’.

Eunice Dwumfour, 30, was shot outside of her home in Sayreville, New Jersey on Wednesday night, with friends calling it a ‘targeted and personal attack’.

According to friends, the mother-of-one was shot seven times in the face and seven times in the body.

She crashed her SUV with her slumped over the wheel, with horrified neighbors hearing multiple gunshots and then a crash.

Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and Sayreville Police are leading the investigation, with the FBI now becoming ‘involved’ in the investigation.

Dwumfour was found inside of her white Nissan SUV with multiple gunshot wounds on Samuel Circle just before 7.30pm.

She recently married a pastor who lives in Nigeria, just before Thanksgiving, and lived in the apartment with her 12-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

Friend and Pastor Nelia Rodriguez told The Ingraham Angle that she believes the incident was a ‘personal attack’.

She added: ‘We believe it [was] very personal because she was shot seven times in the face and another seven shots were hitting everywhere else.

‘So for somebody to get so close to somebody and shoot them so many times, it has to be personal.’

The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office said the investigation into Dwumfour’s death is ongoing and officials have not released a motive or any information about a suspect.

There have been no arrested in the case, with officials seen searching a wooded area near her home after witnesses claimed they saw a man run off in that direction after the shooting.

Police received a tip that the murder weapon had been dumped in the area, so brought in police dogs to search the area.

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NJ Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour fatally shot outside her home

New Jersey Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour was gunned down outside her home late Wednesday, crashing her car after being repeatedly shot while behind the wheel, officials said.

Dwumfour, 30, was found dead in her white Nissan SUV after it crashed near the Camelot at La Mer apartment complex in Sayreville, NJ, ABC 7 News reported.

The Republican councilwoman was found with multiple gunshot wounds, and pronounced dead at the scene, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed Thursday morning.

Some locals told RLS Media that the gunman was spotted racing off to the Garden State Parkway, which edges the complex. No other details were given on possible identifying details or a weapon.

Dwumfour — who also preached for a Nigerian-based church group — appeared to be the intended target, authorities told the outlet, stressing that there was no obvious motive.

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Federal judge blocks enforcement of many parts of NJ’s new carry restrictions

It’s far from the last decision in the case, but Second Amendment advocates and gun owners in New Jersey won a big victory on Monday as a federal judge granted a temporary restraining order blocking several aspects of New Jersey’s latest restrictions on the right to carry from being enforced for the time being.

The lawsuit, which was brought a coalition of Second Amendment groups including the Second Amendment Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, Coalition of New Jersey Firearm Owners, and New Jersey Second Amendment Society, doesn’t challenge every part of the new laws. Instead, it takes aim specifically at the number of newly designated “sensitive places” enacted by Gov. Phil Murphy and the legislature in late December, and U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb believes that many of these “gun-free zones” aren’t likely to pass constitutional muster. From today’s opinion:

As Plaintiffs lament, the challenged provisions force a person permitted to carry a firearm in New Jersey to “navigate a ‘veritable minefield.’” [Pls’. Br. at 12.] Their view is a legitimate one. The Court knows of no constitutional right that requires this much guesswork by individuals wanting to exercise such right.

With such sweeping legislation that includes catch-alls, Plaintiffs cannot decipher what constitutes a “sensitive place,” and so they have abandoned their constitutional right to bear arms out of fear of criminal penalty. Relatedly, Plaintiffs argue that these provisions sweep so broadly that the legislation “effectively shuts off most public areas from carrying for self-defense.” [Pls.’ Br. at 30.] In the final analysis, at some point on the line, when a constitutional right becomes so burdensome or unwieldy to exercise, it is, in effect, no longer a constitutional right. Plaintiffs have made a convincing case that this legislation has reached that point.

Bumb enjoined enforcement of the ban on concealed carry in libraries and museums, bars and restaurants that serve alcohol, and entertainment facilities, as well as the de-facto designation of all private property as “gun-free zones” and the portion of the new law requiring concealed carry holders to unholster and unload their firearm and keep it stored in a “secure container” while they’re in a vehicle. In her opinion, Bumb pointed out that the historical record as established has led other courts to conclude that banning concealed carry in public transportation is a no-no, and the evidence for government barring the lawful bearing of arms in private transportation is in essence non-existent.

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Wife of Prominent GOP Activist Accused of Shooting, Killing Husband

The wife of a prominent local Republican activist in New Jersey is in jail after police arrested her for fatally shooting her husband on Christmas Day. Prosecutors claim that Marylue Wigglesworth, 51, shot her husband David Wigglesworth at the couple’s Mays Landing home.

Fox News reported further that the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office said that police arrived to find David Wigglesworth, 57, dead from an apparent gunshot wound. His wife is now in jail at the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

“The slain man had been involved in local politics. He ran as a Republican for the Township Committee in 2019 but lost. He also served on the Planning Board and volunteered for the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City, according to New Jersey 101.5,” Fox News noted. “The couple share an adult son, WPG Talk Radio reported. Police did not disclose a motive for the slaying. Photos on Marylue Wigglesworth’s Facebook page show a smiling, affectionate couple.”

“I cannot believe this,” one local wrote regarding the incident on Facebook, the New York Post reported. “We’ve known Dave and Mary for years…This just can’t be true.”

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NJ High School Hosts Secret Student Drag Show For Adult Staff During School Hours

Parents are outraged after high school kids in New Jersey performed in drag for their adult teachers in a secret, student-led drag show on school property during school hours.

The performance, which took place on October 27th at Hunterdon Central Regional High School in Flemington, NJ, was put on by the Student club P.U.L.S.E. (People Understanding Love Serves Everyone), and led by faculty advisor Heather Baldwin, Libs of TikTok reported on Thursday.

The community learned about the students’ drag performance three days later when an internal school email was leaked to The New Jersey Project, an organization that advocates for parents’ rights in public schools.

The New Jersey Project wrote about the event on its Substack blog, Chaos and Control.

In the email, Baldwin invited select adult “staff” to attend an “invite-only” drag show performed by the students of the P.U.L.S.E Club. Reportedly, not all faculty were invited to watch the teen transvestites perform, nor were parents, or fellow students.

According to witnesses, students were taken out of class to prepare for the secret show, and “a teacher stood watch outside the door to the theatre while the show was going on to ensure those not invited would not enter.”

A professional transvestite known as Phoebe Manntrappe reportedly performed alongside the students at the drag show as well.

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Parents cannot ‘dictate what their children are taught’: School board’s lawyer says parents outraged over district’s transgender policy can ‘choose to have your child attend elsewhere’

At a New Jersey school board meeting last week, parents outraged over the district’s transgender policy were told by the board’s lawyer that it is not the right of the parents to determine the curriculum taught to their children at public schools, Fox News Digital reported.

Parents attending the Lawrence Township Board of Education meeting on October 19 expressed concern over controversial lessons and books with gender-questioning themes.

One of the books concerned parents criticized the district for was “Jacob’s New Dress” by Ian Hoffman and Sarah Hoffman. The picture book for kindergartens tells the story of a young boy who enjoys playing dress-up and wants to wear a dress to school.

Parents confronted the district about encouraging fourth-grade students to question their gender with a lesson on the “gender snowperson.” Students are asked to participate in a game where they can pretend to be any gender they choose, reported CentralJersey.com.

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