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  • With Chicago's top cop gone, activists eye mayor next

    12/03/2015 3:14:58 AM PST · by csvset · 29 replies
    CBS ^ | Dec 2, 2015 | staff
    CHICAGO - After Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired Garry McCarthy from his post as Chicago police chief amid the Laquan McDonald shooting fallout, protesters danced in the streets. However, CBS Chicago reports that while the protesters had gotten their wish with McCarthy's ouster, they said they wanted more, and have set their sights on Mayor Emanuel and Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez for their handling of the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by Police Officer Jason Van Dyke. Van Dyke has been charged with murder for McDonald's death, and video of the shooting released last week shows him shooting...
  • Border Patrol Agent Shot And Killed

    07/24/2009 7:00:35 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 53 replies · 1,605+ views
    San Diego 6 (The CW) ^ | July 24, 2009
    CAMPO - A U.S. Border Patrol agent was fatally shot in Campo near the border with Baja California Thursday night. The shooting was reported about 9:15 p.m. near the border on Shockey Truck Trail southeast of the San Diego Sheriff Department's Campo substation. Four engines, paramedics, and a medical helicopter were dispatched to the area, but the agent was declared dead at the scene, according to Cal Fire Battalion Chief Nick Schuler. Police report that the victim was shot in the head.
  • Shakeup at the Ministry of Security!(Honduras, What is going on now?)

    09/17/2011 12:03:31 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Honduras Culture and Politics ^ | September 10, 2011 | none stated
    Shakeup at the Ministry of Security! Honduran newspapers are reporting that both the Minister of Security, Oscar Alvarez, and the Vice Ministers Armando Calidonio and Roberto Romero Luna have been removed from their offices. La Tribuna is reporting that Alvarez is currently meeting with Porfirio Lobo Sosa. Also removed was the head of the Police in San Pedro Sula, Hector Ivan Mejilla, and the head of the traffic police (Transitos) for northwest Honduras, Guillermo Arias. The head of the northwest (San Pedro Sula) sector of the DNIC-- the national investigative police, equivalent to the FBI-- Oscar Garcia Mendez also is...
  • Total Recall: Alvarez Out as Mayor (Tea Party Mentality CRUSHES Big Government Mayor!)

    03/16/2011 1:28:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 3/15/11
    A rise in taxes raised the temperature of many Miami-Dade County voters. Tuesday they got a chance to express their anger in historical proportions, ousting Mayor Carlos Alvarez and Commissioner Natacha Seijas from office in the first successful recall vote in the county's history.
  • Miami-Dade voters remove Mayor Carlos Alvarez

    03/15/2011 8:21:04 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 79 replies · 1+ views
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 3/15/11
    Mayor Carlos Alvarez was ousted Tuesday by voters angry over a property tax rate increase and salary raise for county employees in a county struggling to recover from the recession. With 100 percent of precinct votes counted, 88 percent voted to oust the mayor, making Miami-Dade the most populous area, with more than 2.5 million people, ever to recall a local official. Just 12 percent of the 204,500 who cast ballots were in favor of allowing Alvarez to finish his second term, which ends in 2012.
  • DEA-Led Operation Delivers Over 2,000 Arrests

    06/14/2010 11:11:16 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 438+ views
    Note: Photos included. NOTE The following text is a quote: DEA-Led Operation Delivers Over 2,000 Arrests FBI, ICE and Mexican Govt. also take part in “Project Deliverance” which leads to the seizure of $154 million and 74.1 tons of drugs, as well as the arrest of a high-priority target DEA Acting Administrator Michele Leonhart Announces Project Deliverance JUN 10 - (WASHINGTON) – DEA Acting Administrator Michele M. Leonhart joined Attorney General Eric Holder to announce the arrest of 2,266 individuals on narcotics-related charges in the United States and the seizure of more than 74.1 tons of illegal drugs as part...
  • Killer of Border Patrol agent gets 40 years (with personal account and photos)

    04/29/2010 4:52:32 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 9 replies · 664+ views
    A Mexican teenager who pleaded guilty to killing Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas last year was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison. Christian Daniel Castro Alvarez, 17, was sentenced in federal court in downtown San Diego. About 100 Border Patrol agents in green uniforms filled the courtroom and lined the hallway outside to observe the court proceeding. Rosas, 30, was killed July 23 while on patrol near Shockey Truck Trail in Campo. About 9 p.m. that night, he was heard on his radio saying that he was tracking a group of illegal immigrants near the fence that marks the...
  • Dinosaur killer may have struck oil

    05/08/2008 12:11:16 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 45 replies · 177+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | May 07, 2008 | Larry O'Hanlon
    The dinosaur-killing Chicxulub meteor might have ignited an oilfield rather than forests when it slammed into the Gulf of Mexico 65 million years ago, say geologists. Smoke-related particles found in sediments formed at the time of the impact are strikingly similar to those created by modern high-temperature coal and oil burning, as opposed to forest fires, says Professor Simon Brassell of Indiana University. He and colleagues from Italy and the UK publish their report on the discovery in the May issue of the journal Geology. ...What he and his colleagues have found instead are particles called cenospheres, which resemble the...
  • N.Y. cops charged in N.J. home invasion

    05/27/2007 8:26:17 PM PDT · by Coleus · 26 replies · 1,348+ views ^ | 05.20.07 | ALLISON PRIES
    Authorities said Saturday they anticipated more arrests after taking two off-duty New York City police officers into custody following an alleged shakedown attempt in Rutherford. Hector Alvarez of Brooklyn and Miguel Castillo of the Bronx, both 28, were pulled over Friday morning on Route 495 as the result of what the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office described as a home invasion that was thwarted by an inquisitive neighbor. They were being held Saturday in the Bergen County Jail on $1 million bail, with no 10 percent option. The neighbor became suspicious when he saw Alvarez and Castillo -- dressed in business...
  • Florida professor admits he was Cuban spy

    12/19/2006 8:16:03 PM PST · by indcons · 48 replies · 2,023+ views
    CNN ^ | December 19, 2006 | CNN
    A Florida professor admitted Tuesday he had been a Cuban spy for nearly 30 years, and his wife -- also a professor -- admitted she knew of his conduct, authorities said. Both Carlos Alvarez and his wife Elsa pleaded guilty to lesser charges in federal court in Miami. The couple entered their pleas as part of a deal to avoid a jury trial on previous charges of being Cuban agents who failed to register with the U.S. government, the Miami Herald reported Tuesday. The more serious offense could have put the couple in prison for a decade, the paper said....
  • Tracy man charged in big cocaine bust

    09/22/2006 9:23:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies · 971+ views
    Tri-Valley Herald ^ | September 19, 2006 | Mike Martinez
    VALENCIA — A Tracy man stopped Thursday afternoon for not wearing his seat belt in Southern California was found carrying about 400 kilograms — about 880 pounds — of cocaine in the back of his pickup, California Highway Patrol officials said. Juan Alvarez, 31, was arraigned Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court on two felony charges: possession for sale of a controlled substance and transportation of a controlled substance, according to court documents. Both charges carry an enhancement for exceeding 80 kilograms and could net Alvarez a maximum of 50 years in prison. Alvarez did not enter a plea...
  • Mass limit on Nemesis

    08/03/2006 9:24:16 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies · 256+ views
    Bull. Astr. Soc. India ^ | after 10 February 2005 | Varun Bhalerao and M.N. Vahia
    We assume that if the sun has a companion, it has a period of 27 Myr corresponding to the periodicity seen in cometary impacts on earth. Based on this assumption, it is seen that the inner Lagrangian point of the interaction between the Sun and its companion is in the Oort cloud. From this we calculate the mass – distance relation for the companion. We then compute the expected apparent magnitude (visible and J band) for the companion using the models of Burrows... We then compare this with the catalogue completeness of optical and infrared catalogues to show that the...
  • Geologist Wins Top Science Award (Walter Alvarez)

    03/14/2006 5:40:39 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 394+ views
    All Headlines News ^ | 3-6-2006 | Yvonne Lee
    Geologist Wins Top Science Award March 6, 2006 10:00 p.m. EST Yvonne Lee - All Headline News Staff Reporter Reno, Nevada (AHN) - Geologist Walter Alvarez will receive the Desert Research Institute's silver medallion and a $20,000 prize. The Associated Press reports the University of California-Berkeley scientist came up with the theory that dinosaurs were killed off when a comet or asteroid crashed into the Earth. President of the institute Stephen G. Wells says, "Until the impact theory was finally proven, Dr. Alvarez and his colleagues were regarded as heretics by the `old guard' in the field of geology." In...
  • Miami Professor, Wife Alleged Cuban Spies

    01/09/2006 3:14:59 PM PST · by wagglebee · 24 replies · 1,314+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/9/06 | AP
    A college professor and his wife, a college administrator, have been charged with being longtime illegal agents of Cuban President Fidel Castro, according to documents filed Monday. Carlos Alvarez, a psychology professor at Florida International University, and his wife, Elsa Alvarez, were charged with acting as agents of Cuba without registering with the U.S. government as required, said the documents filed in U.S. District Court. The two were scheduled to make an initial court appearance Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrea Simonton, according to the documents. An indictment further describing the charges was expected to be unsealed after that appearance,...
  • Terror in the Americas

    12/05/2005 7:46:23 PM PST · by Iraq_Road_Warrior · 34 replies · 1,191+ views
    Jamestown Foundation Terrorism Monitor ^ | December 2, 2005 | Chris Zambelis
    Radical Islam in Latin America By Chris Zambelis In the wake of the September 11 attacks, the possibility of al-Qaeda infiltrating Latin America became a priority for U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials. However, the most publicized incidents of radical Islamist activity in Latin America have not been linked to al-Qaeda but instead to the Lebanese Shi’ite Hezbollah, which is ideologically and politically close to Iran. These include the March 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the July 1994 attack against the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association (AIMA), also in the Argentine capital, allegedly in retaliation for...
  • Minutes From June 5 Meeting Of Orleans Parish School Board: Using School Buses In Evacs

    09/06/2005 6:19:29 PM PDT · by angkor · 93 replies · 5,916+ views
    Orleans Parish Shool Board ^ | June 5 2005 | None
    Found this in the Google cache, the minutes from a June 5 meeting of the Orleans Parish School Board. The Board members had a very specific discussion about releasing school buses to the City Of New Orleans for hurricane evacuations. Sorry for the length, but it does provide some valuable insights, e.g., what took the City so long to conclude this deal? They'd been talking with the School Board for at least a year. Orleans Parish School Board 3510 General de Gaulle Drive New Orleans, Louisiana 70114 A Committee of the Whole Meeting of the Orleans Parish School Board...
  • Alvarez excels at boot camp

    08/20/2005 5:57:28 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 23 replies · 763+ views
    The Post-Standard ^ | August 20, 2005 | Pedro Ramirez III
    Spc. Jon Alvarez, of Baldwinsville, is entering his third week of basic training as the designated leader of his platoon, Army recruiters said. Alvarez, 39, departed Syracuse on Aug. 2 for basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., as the oldest new Army Reserve recruit in Central New York, taking advantage of an Army rule change in March that raised the age limit to enlist from 34 to 39. Alvarez, a staunch defender of the Bush administration's anti-terrorism policies and a supporter of U.S. troops, has angered some readers of The Post-Standard with his in-your-face views. He has hung in effigy...
  • WPT: Papers Illustrate Negroponte's Contra Role

    04/12/2005 8:21:17 AM PDT · by OESY · 10 replies · 632+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 12, 2005 | Michael Dobbs
    The day after the House voted to halt all aid to rebels fighting to overthrow the Sandinista government of Nicaragua, U.S. Ambassador to Honduras John D. Negroponte urged the president's national security adviser and the CIA director to hang tough. The thrust of the envoy's "back channel" July 1983 message to the men running the contra war against Nicaragua was contained in a single cryptic sentence: "Hondurans believe special project is as important as ever." "Special project" was code for the secret arming of contra rebels from bases in Honduras -- a cause championed by Negroponte, then a rising diplomatic...
  • Winning the Culture War--the Battle Rages On

    02/16/2005 1:31:38 AM PST · by BulletBobCo · 14 replies · 1,570+ views
    Chronwatch ^ | February 16, 2005 | Jon Alvarez
    As the culture war in America rages on, with the latest front being the college campus, it’s important to take note of how far we’ve come in a relatively short time. With the horrific events of 9/11 serving as a wake up call, our country has seen a tremendous upswing in nationalistic pride. We are experiencing a resurgence in patriotism and love of country not seen since World War II. Modern day patriots, no longer willing to remain silent with regards to the direction our country is headed, now seek to alter that course. Ideological differences are at the heart...
  • Juan Manuel Alvarez, man who caused yesterday's multiple train derailment, is a U.S. citizen

    01/27/2005 12:12:56 PM PST · by Wolfstar · 315 replies · 6,251+ views
    Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ^ | 1/27/05 | Troy Anderson, Staff Writer
    Alvarez's estranged wife said he threatened her and her family and threatened to abduct their 3-year-old son, although he never physically assaulted her, according to a request for a temporary restraining order that was granted Dec. 14, The Associated Press reported. "He threatened to take our kid away and to hurt my family members," Carmelita Alvarez said. "He is planning on selling his vehicle to buy a gun and threatened to use it. He is using drugs and has been in and out of rehab twice." [SNIP] Alvarez, a U.S. citizen, watched as the train barreled into his SUV shortly...