Cuban transitional government seeks U.S. recognition

Members of a group called the Cuban Constitutional Government of the Transition hope to secure U.S. government support in their effort to bring about democracy in Cuba. “We are not asking for U.S. military intervention. We are asking for support, recognition. We would not want bloodshed,” said Rubén Ricardo, a leader of the group. Ricardo … Read more

Florida man says God is protecting his son, a fugitive

Johnny Pollock remains at large more than 12 weeks after the FBI raided the family’s home just outside the city limits of Lakeland. His sister, Olivia, was arrested and must wear an ankle monitor while awaiting trial in connection with the Jan. 6 protest at the U.S. Capitol Building. Their father, Ben, said the federal … Read more

Gun store owner: Freedom is slipping away in the U.S.

Benjamin Pollock, a gun store owner in Lakeland, Florida, worries that the United States is heading toward communism and urges Americans to stand up against what he sees as a “runaway” federal government. “I see encroachment on the Second Amendment and I see people cowering down,” he said. “They’re talking about hiding their guns. They’re … Read more

Run, Johnny, Run

Dozens of agents swept into the Pollock residence before dawn on June 30 to try to capture two people charged in connection with the Jan. 6 protest in Washington, D.C. Olivia Pollock, 30, was caught, but her brother Johnny wasn’t found and is one of the few Capitol breach defendants who has been charged but … Read more