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  • Conservation groups press judge to block drilling, mining in 7 states over sage grouse

    04/22/2019 5:51:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2019 | Keith Ridler - AP
    BOISE, Idaho — Four conservation groups have asked a judge to block a Trump administration plan allowing drilling, mining and other activities in seven Western states they say will harm sage grouse. Western Watersheds Project and other groups asked for the injunction in U.S. District Court in Idaho late last week for Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, California and Oregon.
  • Community Activist Dominique Alexander Accused of Domestic Violence

    04/18/2019 8:34:19 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 12 replies
    Dallas Observer ^ | April 17, 2019 | Stephen Young
    The Dallas Police Department Family Violence Unit is investigating a complaint made against community activist Dominique Alexander, DPD confirmed Wednesday afternoon. Alexander's accuser called Dallas activist and pastor Jeff Hood after the alleged assault. The pair then went to the hospital before filing a report at the Northwest Dallas Police substation. "When I got to (the victim) last night, she was experiencing back pain — upper disk pain — she had bruising on her forehead. She had scrapes and bruising on her arm, her finger was swollen and one of her toes was broken," Hood said. Alexander, who has a...
  • Pete Buttigieg: Hey, sorry for saying “all lives matter”

    04/05/2019 2:55:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 4, 2019 | Allahpundit
    It makes me laugh that not even the lefty flavor of the month can escape getting hit for lack of wokeness while he’s enjoying his moment in the sun. His offense in this case: A single pedestrian comment made four years ago which, in context, obviously wasn’t intended to minimize police brutality against blacks.
  • Thomas Jefferson statue must go, some Hofstra University students ...

    03/30/2019 4:30:47 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 78 replies ^ | 3/30/19 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Hofstra University student activists are calling for the removal of a statue of Thomas Jefferson from campus near New York City because they say the third American president represents racism and slavery. Students participated Friday in the second annual “Jefferson Has Gotta Go!” event over the statue that has been subject to protests and acts of vandalism in the past, with some previously defacing it with “DECOLONIZE” and “Black Lives Matter” slogans. A petition last year was launched urging to move the Founding Father’s statue to a museum with proper context rather than display it “on a college campus, especially...
  • Black Lives Matter Leader Loses Lawsuit Against Fox News Host Jeanine Pirro

    03/27/2019 5:46:33 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | 3/27/19 | Jack Davis
    Fox News host Jeanine Pirro has scored a courtroom victory over Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson, whose defamation lawsuit against Pirro has been dismissed. During a 2017 broadcast about injuries suffered by a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officer, Pirro said that McKesson “was directing” violence against the officer. McKesson then sued. According to his decision, New York State Supreme Court Justice Robert Kalish, sitting in Manhattan, said Pirro had the right to express her In his ruling, he said Pirro’s own lawyer labeled her style “loud, caustic and hard hitting.” “Pirro’s lack of temperament, and caustic commentary is what she is known,...
  • US judge halts hundreds of drilling projects in groundbreaking climate change ruling

    03/21/2019 2:27:57 AM PDT · by blueplum · 22 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 20 Mar 2019 | Cassidy Randall
    n the first significant check on the Trump administration’s “energy-first” agenda, a US judge has temporarily halted hundreds of drilling projects for failing to take climate change into account. Drilling had been stalled on more than 300,000 acres of public land in Wyoming after it was ruled the Trump administration violated environmental laws by failing to consider greenhouse gas emissions. The federal judge has ordered the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which manages US public lands and issues leases to the energy industry, to redo its analysis. The decision stems from an environmental lawsuit. WildEarth Guardians, Physicians for Social Responsibility,...
  • Ferguson Activists Dying In Puzzling Numbers (Ways)

    03/17/2019 5:31:00 PM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 67 replies
    AP ^ | March 17, 2019 | Jim Salter
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two young men were found dead inside torched cars. Three others died of apparent suicides. Another collapsed on a bus, his death ruled an overdose. Six deaths, all involving men with connections to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, drew attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister was at play. Police say there is no evidence the deaths have anything to do with the protests stemming from a white police officer’s fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, and that only two were homicides with no known link to the protests. But some...
  • Black Lives Matter L.A. Co-Founder Refers to Cops as ‘Slave Catchers,’ Refuses to Engage Them

    03/16/2019 8:54:02 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 56 replies ^ | MARCH 13, 2019 | NICHOLAS BALLASY
    Melina Abdullah, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles, said Black Lives Matter activists have a “RIGHT TO RIOT” to make powerful people listen to their message and explained why she would not appear on stage for a panel discussion with a police officer. .... " ...A riot is the language of the unheard, right? We have a right to riot because you’re not hearing us when we speak in the way that you dictated that we need to speak,”
  • Study of California Police Finds Almost No Racial Profiling

    03/13/2019 6:05:35 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 11, 2019 | Joel B. Pollack
    Critics of law enforcement are outraged by the second annual report of the California Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board, which found very few incidents of racial profiling by police across the state. The research effort is the first of its kind in the nation, mandated by a state law signed in 2015, at the height of the Black Lives Matter movement. That law established the racial profiling board and required it “to investigate and analyze state and local law enforcement agencies’ racial and identity profiling policies and practices across geographic areas in California” and to publish an annual report...
  • Police: Husband and daughter, not panhandler, killed woman in Baltimore

    03/03/2019 8:46:44 PM PST · by Conserv · 44 replies
    BALTIMORE — A Maryland woman whose death last year was blamed on an attack by a panhandler was actually killed by her husband and his adult daughter, police said Sunday. Keith Smith, 52, had told police that his wife, Jacquelyn, an engineer from Harford County, was trying to give money to a panhandler at a traffic light when she was robbed and fatally stabbed. Both were arrested in Harlingen, Texas, near the Mexico border. Harrison said the two were preparing to leave the country.
  • 'Thin blue line' flag honoring police removed from Connecticut State Capitol after Dems complain

    02/21/2019 9:44:49 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 48 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 2/21/19 | Jessica Chasmar
    A “thin blue line” flag meant to honor law enforcement was removed from the Connecticut State Capitol this week after Democrats complained it might offend Black Lives Matter supporters. The handmade wooden plaque depicting a “thin blue line” flag — an altered American flag with a horizontal blue stripe through the center — was recently donated to the Capitol building by a member of the State Capitol Police. Until this week, it hung in the Police Memorial Hall connecting the Legislative Office Building to the Capitol building, a local NBC affiliate reported. The Office of Legislative Management, which originally approved...
  • Here are 50 campus hate-crime hoaxes The College Fix has covered since 2012

    02/20/2019 7:30:09 AM PST · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    The College Fix ^ | February 18, 2019 | Jennifer Kabbany
    Two weeks before the Jussie Smollett case was revealed to be a hoax, The College Fix pretty much called it out as such. How did we know? Because we’ve seen it before. A lot. For the past seven years, we’ve chronicled dozens of similar examples nationwide on college campuses or perpetrated by students. In sum, more than 50 and counting. For starters, The College Fix tracked 9 campus hate-crime hoaxes between 2012 and 2014, as well as one that took place in 2011. Examples included two black students at Montclair State University who reported finding hateful and threatening graffiti aimed...
  • Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke beaten by inmates in prison

    02/16/2019 12:25:43 AM PST · by Impy · 42 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | 2-15-2019 | Bill Hutchinson
    A former Chicago police officer convicted of second-degree murder in the killing of an African-American teenager he shot 16 times received a dose of prison justice just days after Illinois prosecutors moved to seek a harsher sentence for him, his wife said Thursday. Jason Van Dyke was allegedly beaten by inmates at a federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut, where he was secretly moved to last week, his wife and his attorneys said during a news conference in Chicago.
  • Colin Kaepernick wanted $20M to play in AAF: report

    02/15/2019 9:34:04 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 41 replies ^ | 2/15/2019 | uncredited
    A person with knowledge of the conversation tells The Associated Press that the new Alliance of American Football spoke with Colin Kaepernick during its development about joining the league. But Kaepernick wanted $20 million or more to consider playing with the league that had its debut last weekend. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because neither side has publicly acknowledged such talks. The Alliance says its mission is to provide opportunities for players not in the NFL to continue their careers, with a possibility they could entice NFL teams to sign them once the AAF season concludes at...
  • Charges against Black Lives Matter leader dropped in LA amid public outcry

    02/07/2019 5:24:09 PM PST · by blueyon · 15 replies ^ | 02/07/19 | Irfan Khan
    LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles officials agreed Thursday to drop all criminal charges against one of the city’s most visible Black Lives Matter organizers as part of a negotiated arrangement, after hundreds of activists filed petitions, filled courtrooms and led rallies in recent weeks accusing prosecutors and police of using the charges to silence a critical voice.
  • DuBois column - Senate skullduggery, Trump’role, straight lines, and the Bundy case again

    02/07/2019 9:30:07 AM PST · by cowpoke · 5 replies
    THE WESTERNER ^ | 2/6/2019 | Frank DuBois
    More Senate skullduggery, Trump’s role in this, straight lines, and the Bundy case again Senate chicanery Last month I wrote of the skullduggery applied by both political parties in trying to pass a 680-page federal lands package in the waning moments of the last Congress. Up stepped our hero, Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) who just wanted to add two words to the legislation. Alaska and Wyoming are by statute exempt from the Antiquities Act that has been so abused by recent Presidents. Senator Lee wanted to add “and Utah” to that statute. The leadership said no to his amendment,...
  • NFL LIVE THREAD: Conference Championships

    01/15/2019 11:05:44 PM PST · by Impy · 284 replies
    NFL LIVE THREAD: Conference Championships SUNDAY, JAN 20, 2019 (All Times Eastern) NFC: #2 Los Angeles Rams at #1 New Orleans Saints 3:05 PM on FOX, Mercedes-Benz Superdome AFC: #2 New England Patriots at #1 Kansas City Chiefs 6:40 pm on CBS, Arrowhead Stadium
  • Davis officer was ambushed when she was shot and killed, chief says

    01/11/2019 7:08:54 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 32 replies
    KCRA ^ | Jan 11, 2019 | KCRA Staff
    The man suspected of shooting and killing Davis police Officer Natalie Corona rode up on a bicycle as she was responding to a three-vehicle crash and opened fire, authorities said Friday.
  • Minnesota county's first black commissioner takes oath using 'The New Jim Crow'

    01/08/2019 10:39:06 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/08/19 | Aris Folley
    The first African-American elected to serve as a commissioner for Hennepin County, Minnesota, was sworn in using a copy of the “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” by Michelle Alexander, a best-selling book that examines how mass incarceration has devastated the black community. According to The Minneapolis Star Tribune, Angela Conley is the first African-American to serve as commissioner in the county’s 166-year history. In representing the county’s fourth district, Conley will be representing parts of Minneapolis, it added. The first African-American elected to serve as a commissioner for Hennepin County, Minnesota, was sworn in...
  • Second man found dead in California home of Democratic donor Ed Buck

    01/08/2019 12:15:14 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 43 replies ^ | Jan. 8, 2019 | Alex Johnson and Tim Fitzsimons
    LOS ANGELES — A dead man was found early Monday in the Los Angeles-area apartment of the Democratic fundraiser Ed Buck, authorities said — the second time a body has been discovered in his home in the last year and a half. The dead man, whose identity wasn't disclosed, was found at 1:05 a.m. (4:05 a.m. ET) in Buck's apartment in West Hollywood after someone called 911, said Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Charles Moore, who said that while the Homicide Bureau was investigating, the cause of death remained unknown. Federal election records show that Buck, 63, who has advocated...