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  • Arrests fall; experts don't know why.

    10/06/2019 6:49:46 AM PDT · by HogsBreath · 65 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 6, 2019 | Jacob Gershman
    Major police departments around the country are arresting fewer people for minor crimes, according to a growing body of criminal justice data. New statistical studies show a deep, years long decline in misdemeanor cases across New York and California and in cities throughout other regions, with arrests of young black men falling dramatically.
  • Former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

    10/02/2019 2:10:44 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 156 replies
    KRLD Radio ^ | OCTOBER 02, 2019 - 4:04 PM
    DALLAS (KRLD) - Amber Guyger has been sentenced to ten years in prison for the murder of her neighbor Botham Jean. Jurors were considering the sentence for a former Dallas police officer whom they convicted of murder for shooting her neighbor in his apartment, which she says she mistook for her own unit one floor below.
  • Virginia police officer suspended after turning in suspected undocumented immigrant over to ICE

    10/01/2019 9:24:46 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 1, 2019
    A Virginia police officer was suspended after allegedly turning over a suspected undocumented immigrant to federal authorities following a traffic accident last month. The Fairfax County Police Department didn't identify the officer in a statement released Tuesday but said the incident occurred on Sept. 21 when an officer was dispatched to a car accident. The officer discovered one of the drivers didn't have a Virginia driver's license and ran a check with the state Department of Motor Vehicles, police said. The check revealed the driver had a violation for failing to appear for a deportation hearing. The officer verified the...
  • Bombshell discovery exposes 'Trayvon hoax'

    09/25/2019 9:20:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 9/24/2019 | staff
    What might America be like today if a surprise witness had not turned the investigation of the tragic 2012 death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, into a racially charged case that gripped the nation, spawning Black Lives Matter and setting the narrative in similar cases that followed of a nation plagued by systemic racism in law enforcement? Filmmaker Joel Gilbert asks that question in a new documentary, "The Trayvon Hoax: Unmasking the Witness Fraud that Divided America," because through old-fashioned, shoe-leather, investigative journalism he's discovered compelling evidence that the star witness America heard in the Trayvon Martin trial,...
  • Friend, Foe or Fraud? Shaun King on the Accusations Against Him, Rihanna's Diamond Ball [tr]

    09/23/2019 3:38:39 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 16 replies
    The Root ^ | 23 September 2019 | Monique Judge
    By now, Shaun King should be used to the drama. After all, the accusations King has faced are legion. People have accused him of not being black, of being a government operative inserted to dismantle the movement, of being an egomaniac who centers himself in the movement, a plagiarist who co-opts the work of black women, a bully who uses his influence and large following to silence those who question him, a fraud who starts multiple activism ventures that never come to fruition—and the biggest most frequent accusation: a thief who benefits financially from the fundraisers he promotes. The activist,...
  • BLM HQ will share a building with oil and gas companies (Oh, the HORROR!)

    09/23/2019 2:50:23 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | September 23, 2019 | AP
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The Bureau of Land Management is moving its headquarters to an office building in Colorado that also houses oil and gas organizations, drawing criticism from environmental groups. The building’s other tenants include two oil and gas companies as well as a state oil and gas association. The BLM regulates oil and gas leases and development on the land it oversees. The Denver Post reports representatives of environmental groups are concerned about the close association between oil and gas interests and the agency.
  • The Doting Boyfriend Who Robbed Armored Cars

    09/20/2019 10:09:46 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 49 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | April 18, 2018 | Skip Hollandsworth
    In September 2016, when FBI agents first started tailing Redrick “Red” Batiste, he seemed to be an ordinary young man leading an ordinary life. Batiste was 36 years old, tall and slim, with dark eyes and an easy smile. He lived with his two bulldogs in a two bedroom, 956-square-foot house in Acres Homes, a modest neighborhood twelve miles north of the skyscrapers of downtown Houston. By most indications, he was exceedingly straitlaced. He dressed well, usually wearing pullover polo shirts and tightly belted cargo pants. Once a week, he went to a barbershop to get a haircut and a...
  • Trump administration takes key step to open Alaskan wildlife refuge to drilling by end of year

    09/12/2019 2:48:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 12, 2019 | Miranda Green
    The Trump administration announced a key step toward opening Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and gas exploration Thursday, rolling out a plan that would see lease sales occur by the end of the year. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released its finalized Environmental Impact Statement, which favors the option to offer lease sales across 1.56 million acres of Alaska’s coastal plains. “After rigorous review, robust public comment, and a consideration of a range of alternatives, today’s announcement is a big step to carry out the clear mandate we received from Congress to develop and implement a...
  • Oberlin College denied new trial in Gibson’s Bakery case

    09/11/2019 10:13:43 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 57 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 10, 2019 | William A. Jacobson
    In the Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College case, the judgment for the plaintiffs amounted to almost $32 million in damages and defendants were required to post a $36 million bond to secure the judgment pending appeal. Before appealing, Oberlin College filed two post-trial motions, a Motion for Judgment Notwithstanding The Verdict (pdf.) and Motion for a New Trial (pdf.), as explained in our post, Oberlin College Seeks New Trial in Gibson’s Bakery Case. Gibson’s Bakery responded with an Opposition to the Motion for Judgment Notwithstanding The Verdict (pdf.), and Opposition to the Motion for a New Trial (pdf.), as explained...
  • Shaun King Unveils Fundraising Report Amid Accusations Of Thievery

    09/08/2019 7:59:19 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 18 replies
    HipHopWired ^ | 6 September 2019 | D.L. Chandler
    For years, Shaun King has risen as one of the more high-profile activists of his era and that in turn has led to a growing number of critics from all sides who believed his efforts were questionable. Amid a chorus of dissent, King has released what he has deemed is an independent review of his finances and fundraising efforts to prove that he has not taken any monies for himself or family. The report was published via Medium and features the research work of Tamika Mallory, Co-Chair of The Women’s March and Co-Founder of Justice League NYC and civil rights...
  • DuBois column - BLM’s westward trek and enviros losing water battle

    09/04/2019 8:15:22 AM PDT · by cowpoke · 8 replies
    New Mexico Stockman ^ | 9/4/2019 | Frank DuBois
    BLM’s westward trek and enviros losing water battle Move’em out The Department of Interior is moving forward with their plan to relocate the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to Grand Junction, Colorado. The reorganization would have the top twenty-seven BLM positions make the move to Grand Junction while three hundred or so will be assigned to various positions in the West. Sixty-one positions will remain in D.C. The plan to move BLM headquarters is vehemently opposed by the environmental lobby groups, which means, guess what, it is opposed by the Democrats in Congress. Leading the pack...
  • NFL Live Thread: Week 1

    09/03/2019 6:20:39 AM PDT · by Impy · 110 replies
    NFL Live Thread: Week 1 Thursday, September 5, 2019 (All Times Eastern) Green Bay at Chicago 8:20 pm NBC Soldier Field Sunday, September 8, 2019 Buffalo at N.Y. Jets 1:00 pm CBS MetLife Stadium Baltimore at Miami 1:00 pm CBS Hard Rock Stadium Kansas City at Jacksonville 1:00 pm CBS TIAA Bank Field Tennessee at Cleveland 1:00 pm CBS FirstEnergy Stadium Washington at Philadelphia 1:00 pm FOX Lincoln Financial Field Atlanta at Minnesota 1:00 pm FOX U.S. Bank Stadium L.A. Rams at Carolina 1:00 pm FOX Bank of America Stadium Indianapolis at L.A. Chargers 4:05 pm CBS Dignity Health Sports...
  • How Black Lives Matter is moving into the schools

    08/29/2019 11:24:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 29 2019 | Peter Myers
    In a few tumultuous years, Black Lives Matter has become the progressive left’s primary vehicle for anti-racist activism. Now, through the efforts of activist teachers, BLM is moving beyond street protests to establish a growing presence in the nation’s public schools. The initiative began in Seattle, where teachers organized a “Black Lives Matter at School Day,” in October, 2016. News of the event spread, and after the National Education Association adopted a resolution of endorsement, BLM at School Day became the BLM at School National Week of Action, to be held annually the first week of February to set the...
  • BLM takes first step to move employees out West despite lawmaker objections

    08/23/2019 8:05:17 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/23/19 | Rebecca Beitsch
    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) took its first step in moving Washington-based staff out West, offering up vacant, but perhaps lower profile positions to staffers, despite objections from lawmakers. The Department of Interior announced in July that it would leave just 61 BLM employees in the capital and move about 300 other Washington-based employees to offices closer to the public lands they manage. In an email to staff sent late Friday and obtained by The Hill, BLM head William Pendley encouraged staffers to apply for vacant positions that have been moved out West as part of the agency’s effort...
  • Cleveland cop urinated on 12-year-old girl waiting for school bus while recording on cellphone

    08/22/2019 5:09:12 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 51 replies ^ | Aug 21, 2019 | Adam Ferrise
    A Cleveland police officer tried to kidnap a 12-year-old girl waiting for her school bus and urinated on her while he filmed the interaction, prosecutors said. Officer Solomon Nhiwatiwa, 34, is charged with attempted kidnapping, pandering obscenity, disseminating material harmful to juveniles, assault, endangering children, child enticement, interfering with custody and public indecency. He is set to be arraigned on Monday.
  • Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross Abruptly Resigns

    08/22/2019 1:18:20 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 11 replies
    NPR ^ | 08/20/2019 | RICHARD GONZALES
    Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced the abrupt resignation of his city's police commissioner Richard Ross Tuesday amid reports of sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination within the police department. Calling himself "disappointed," Kenney, in a statement, said Ross has been "a terrific asset to the Police Department and the City as a whole." "New allegations of sexual harassment as well as gender and racial discrimination among the rank and file have recently been brought to my attention," Kenney added.
  • Ohio cop attempted kidnapping girl, 12, waiting for bus and filmed himself...

    08/22/2019 9:03:44 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 31 replies
    fox ^ | 08/22/2019 | Nicole Darrah
    Prosecutors say it's their mission to make sure an Ohio cop "never wears the badge of a police officer again" after the 34-year-old was arrested Tuesday on accusations he tried to kidnap a 12-year-old girl at a school bus stop — and then filmed himself urinating on her.
  • A Generational Rift is Developing in the Black Electorate

    08/18/2019 10:34:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 18, 2019 | Rick Moran
    There's a developing rift between younger and older black voters that could affect the 2020 presidential race and beyond. CNN: Overall, our last three CNN polls have Biden at 44% among black voters. No one else is anywhere close; Harris is in second at 14%. Biden's big league advantage in these polls is similar to the Fox News poll. However, Biden's standing drops to 36% among black voters under the age of 50. This is lower than the 51% he has among black voters aged 50 and older. This is not to suggest younger black voters would vote for Trump...
  • New York Times: Lawns Are Symbols of Racism and Bad for Global Warming

    08/13/2019 6:50:28 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Aug 2019 | Penny Starr
    While most Americans are spending time this summer enjoying the sun in the comfort of their houses’ yards, the New York Times is out with a new exposé on how lawn care is problematic, once viewed through the lens of social justice. Lawns are contributing to pollution and climate change, asserts narrator David Botti, and their origins are far from woke, in a seven-minute video on the history of American lawns. Botti says lawns are part of the “colonizing of America,” which transformed the landscape from “pristine wilderness” to “identical rows of manicured nature.” “These lawns come on the backs...
  • "Active Shooter" in Nicetown Neighborhood of Philadelphia, Several Police Injured

    08/14/2019 3:02:28 PM PDT · by marktwain · 65 replies
    Vanity | 14 August, 2019 | Marktwain
    There are numerous reports of an "active shooter" in the Nicetown neighborhood of Philadelphia. Several police officer have been injured. It is unclear, at this time, how many other people have been shot or killed. We do not know if this was an ambush or something else. The Nicetown neighborhood is in urban decay with many abandoned buildings, according to wikipedia. The population is predominantly black and Hispanic, about 85% black and 7% hispanic, with a sprinkling of others.