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  • 4 dead among at least 35 shot in Chicago in 36 hours

    04/13/2014 9:15:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 13, 2014 | Stephanie K. Baer and Peter Nickeas
    At least 35 people were shot in Chicago, four of them fatally, in 36 hours over the weekend, with more than half of the shootings occurring over a half-day period stretching into early Sunday. Officers responded to at least 26 incidents, starting at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side involving an attack that left a 17-year-old girl dead and two other people wounded, police said. There were also fatal shootings in the South Shore neighborhood Friday night and the Washington Park neighborhood early Sunday, both on the South Side.
  • Muriel Bowser defeats Gray in DC mayoral primary

    04/01/2014 10:19:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 2, 2014 12:54 AM EDT | Ben Nuckols
    Muriel Bowser won the District of Columbia’s Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday, defeating incumbent Vincent Gray in a race defined by a scandal involving Gray’s campaign four years ago. Bowser tapped into an electorate that tired of the allegations surrounding Gray. Five people who worked on the mayor’s 2010 campaign have pleaded guilty to felonies, and Bowser said the city needed a fresh start as the mayor faced potential criminal charges. Bowser, 41, is a D.C. councilmember and a protégé of former Mayor Adrian Fenty, whom Gray defeated in 2010. …
  • These Are America’s 10 Most Dangerous Small Cities

    03/31/2014 6:27:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 96 replies
    http://www.movoto.com ^ | March 26, 2014 | Randy Nelson
    If you’re hoping to escape from big city crime, look elsewhere. These places actually defy the stereotype of smaller cities being safer. When you see small towns on TV and in movies, they’re almost always idyllic places where the American dream is thriving and neighbors all know each other. That, and unless you’re watching a whodunnit, no one’s ever the victim of a crime. In reality, small cities are surprisingly similar to all the others, meaning that there are good ones and bad. While the Movoto Real Estate Blog has been writing lately about America’s safest places, we thought we’d...
  • Hunger crisis: Charities are strained as nearly 1 in 5 New Yorkers depend on aid for food

    03/16/2014 11:12:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 3/16/14 | Barry Paddock and Ginger Adams Otis
    It´s a quiet crisis. In a city of plenty, a staggering number of people are struggling to feed themselves and their families. Nearly one in five New Yorkers, 1.4 million people, now rely on a patchwork network of 1,000 food pantries and soup kitchens across the city to eat. That represents an increase of 200,000 people in five years — straining the charities that are trying to help. The two biggest, City Harvest and the Food Bank for New York City, now provide nearly 110 million pounds of food to soup kitchens and food pantries a year. Yet those working
  • The LAPD Now Has a Lamborghini Cop Car ...

    03/16/2014 9:51:47 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    Jalopnik.com ^ | March 16, 2014 | Michael Ballaban
    The LAPD Now Has a Lamborghini Cop Car, Because Charity Los Angeles is a town of dreams, of wonder, of authenticity, heart, and soul. Oh wait. No. It is none of those things. Which is why instead of getting a Morgan Three Wheeler like my constant letters have suggested, they went out and got a Lamborghini Gallardo. Figures. Just like Dubai. In all fairness, the LAPD Lamborghini isn't actually part of the force to show off, or just to keep up with the Emirati Joneses with their ridiculous Bugatti Veyron cop car, but was rather donated to them by a...
  • (Seattle's socialist Kshama) Sawant: We're moving forward with $15 per hour

    03/16/2014 6:52:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    KIRO TV ^ | 3/13/14 | (Seattle's socialist Kshama) Sawant: We're moving forward with $15 per hour
    SEATTLE — Kshama Sawant said she needs to see progress on a $15 per hour minimum wage soon, or she and her supporters will move ahead without the help of her fellow city council members and the mayor. She said if there is not significant progress soon she will start collecting signatures to put a minimum wage measure on the ballot. Sawant said signatures are due June 10. The socialist council member is holding a rally this coming Saturday where she will lay out her latest plan of action moving forward.
  • NYC: 80% of Abortions Were Minority Babies

    03/14/2014 8:46:27 AM PDT · by neverdem · 31 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | March 7, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    In New York City, 80% of the babies killed by abortion in 2012 were minorities: Hispanics, Asians, Pacific Islanders, and Blacks. According to a “Pregnancy Outcomes” report published by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, there were a total 73,815 “induced terminations,” or abortions, in 2012 in the five boroughs that comprise New York City. (See Pregnancy Outcomes NYC 2012.)[PDF]Among those abortions, 58,738 were of babies of minority race or ethnicity. That’s 79.57% of the total, or approximately 80% of all the abortions that year.The abortions by race/ethnicity and number are listed below:Hispanic 22,917Asian & Pacific...
  • The Islamization of New York: Bill De Blasio Adds Two Muslim Holidays to School Calendar

    02/06/2014 7:25:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/06/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Bill de Blasio has added two Muslim holidays to the school calendar, but isn’t on board with adding the Hindu festival of Diwali. As usual, this isn’t about diversity, it’s about Muslim Privilege. A spokesman for the Indian community appealed to the mayor to recognize the Hindu holiday.“We are disappointed. We’ve been trying for a long time … It’s very important for the community,” said Dr. Shashi Shah of the Association of Indians in America.But he said he’d move forward with closing schools for Lunar New Year and for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, Muslim holy days.“It is complicated in...
  • Decadence: Seahawks Fans Run Riot After Super Bowl Victory

    02/03/2014 11:53:26 AM PST · by rktman · 69 replies
    dcclothesline.com ^ | 2/3/2014 | Paul Joseph Watson
    In another shameful reminder of how Americans care more about sports than the future of their own country, Seattle Seahawks fans reacted to their team’s Super Bowl victory by behaving like animals – lighting fires, damaging historic buildings and ripping down street signs during raucous scenes last night.
  • Woman asks firefighter to help dying father, firefighter says ‘Not until I am dispatched,’

    01/30/2014 9:15:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 30, 2014 | Robby Soave
    A 77-year-old man died after collapsing across the street from a fire station, where his daughter had asked for immediate assistance and was instead rebuffed by a firefighter who told her he couldn’t help unless dispatch instructed him to intervene.The man, Medric Cecil Mills, collapsed near the Engine 26 fire station in the Brookland area of Washington, D.C. at about 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. His daughter, Marie Mills, went to the station to beg for immediate medical assistance. But the firefighter she encountered there told her that she had to first call 911 so that dispatch could instruct him to...
  • De Blasio ‘getting back at us’ by not plowing: UES residents

    01/21/2014 3:56:43 PM PST · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    nypost.com ^ | january 21, 2014 | Jennifer Gould Keil and Frank Rosario
    It really is a tale of two cities — this time with the tony Upper East Side getting the shaft! Huge swaths of the UES had been not been plowed by early Tuesday evening, according to the city’s own map of snow-plower activity. “He is trying to get us back. He is very divisive and political,” said writer and life-long Upper East Side mom Molly Jong Fast of Mayor de Blasio. “By not plowing the Upper East Side, he is saying, ‘I’m not one of them.’ But we have everyone in this area on the Upper East Side. We have rich...
  • Gov. Cuomo to conservatives: Leave NY!

    01/19/2014 9:45:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 18, 2014 | Aaron Short
    Gov. Cuomo has a message for conservative Republicans — you don’t belong in New York. Cuomo said Friday that members of the GOP with “extreme” views are creating an identity crisis for their party and represent a bigger worry than Democrats such as himself. “Their problem isn’t me and the Democrats; their problem is themselves,” the governor said on Albany’s The Capitol Pressroom radio show. “Who are they? Right to life, pro-assault weapons, anti-gay — if that’s who they are, they have no place in the state of New York because that’s not who New Yorkers are.” He added that...
  • Urban streets named for MLK still struggle

    01/19/2014 12:22:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 19, 2014 12:41 PM EST | Alan Scher Zagier
    A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.The urban decay along Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in St. Louis can be found in other major American cities, from Houston and Milwaukee to the nation’s capital. “It’s a national problem,” said Melvin White, a 46-year-old postal worker in St. Louis and founder of a 3-year-old nonprofit group that is trying to restore King’s legacy...
  • City's MLK prayer breakfast turns into Democratic rally (economic justice in Chicago)

    01/19/2014 9:00:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/17/14 | Michelle Manchir
    The city’s annual prayer breakfast to honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. on Friday at times turned into an election-year pep rally for Illinois Democrats to push the idea of a minimum wage hike. **SNIP** Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Gov. Pat Quinn weren’t listed on the program, but both took the stage after guests dined on eggs and sliced melon. Both politicians who are seeking new terms this year tied their support for an increase of the minimum wage at the federal and state levels to King’s legacy of fighting for justice. Quinn said leaders today...
  • (Houston) Mayor Parker marries longtime parter

    01/16/2014 7:22:25 PM PST · by Oliviaforever · 45 replies
    Houston Mayor Annise Parker and longtime partner Kathy Hubbard are now married - at least in the eyes of 18 states, including California, where the couple formally exchanged vows Thursday in a sunset ceremony in Palm Springs.
  • After 23 years, a Republican takes over as mayor in struggling Atlantic City

    01/01/2014 7:21:01 PM PST · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    NJ.com AP ^ | January 1, 2014
    Don Guardian was sworn in to office today, becoming the first Republican to lead the city in 23 years.
  • Advanced Smugfest at DeBlasio Swearing in

    01/01/2014 10:52:52 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 28 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/1/2014 | Thomas
    Liberals in New York City have been waiting 20 years for this day. For the first time in that period, a Democrat has taken office as the city’s mayor. Yes, there was Michael Bloomberg, but even he had a few redeeming qualities. Now with Bill DeBlasio taking office we can see a lot of smug people just telling everyone how wrong the rest of the country is. Belafonte said that DeBlasio will fight against, “the naysayers of progress in our midst” and ridiculed America’s “Dickensian” justice system.
  • Good news from Chicago: Only 413 murdered Americans this year

    01/01/2014 4:33:34 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-31-13 | Neil Munro
    Good news from Chicago: The catastrophic murder rate in the Democratic-controlled city was slightly less catastrophic in 2013 than in 2012. Only 413 Americans were shot, stabbed or bludgeoned to death in the city, where all 50 aldermen are Democrats. Most of the victims in the blue-voting city were African-Americans or Hispanic, and very few were white. Still, the city’s Democratic leaders cautiously cheered the deaths of the 413 Americans, more than one victim per day, which included one young woman who marched in President Barack Obama’s 2013 inauguration parade. “We continue to make significant progress in reducing crime rates...
  • Indianapolis murder rate exceeds Chicago

    12/30/2013 8:40:15 PM PST · by Ken H · 59 replies
    The Indy Channel ^ | 12/29/2013 | Chris Proffitt
    INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis homicide officers were investigating three unrelated deaths this weekend as the city's murder rate continued to rise. The deaths, which occurred within just hours of one another, pushed total murders for the year to 124. Police say there have been another 16 justifiable homicides on top of that. -snip- An RTV6 analysis of the city's 2013 murder rate compared to Chicago's shows that Indy has seen approximately 10 percent more homicides per capita than the Windy City. Chicago, with a population of more than 2.7 million, has reported 409 murders and justifiable homicides this year, according to...
  • The 1.3 Million "Still Unemployed".Where Do They Live?Los Angeles?,New York?,Chicago?

    12/29/2013 3:51:01 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 73 replies
    In regards to the 1.3 Million still unemployed for 2 or 3 years and still begging for more,anyone want to take a guess where the bulk of them live? If we had a "Top 10 Laziest/Least Educated Towns" in America, odds are most of these 1.3 Million live there.These unfortunate/unemployed have had plenty of time to look for work and develop new work skills to get them back into the working class. And yet the left is making the GOP look so evil because they want to stop wasting billions on these people who should of found a job by...
  • Emanuel announces appointments for grocery task force (Chicago)

    12/24/2013 1:13:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced the members of a grocery store task force that will work to find new owners for stores left vacant after Safeway closes all Dominick's stores in the Chicago-area Dec. 28. The task force will work with building representatives, gather local market data, find and approach likely prospects in the food industry as well as host tours, create marketing materials and engage brokers. It will also work to ensure the availability of fresh food and produce and support workers who are affected by the store closings.
  • The next Detroit? Atlantic City and Las Vegas facing catastrophic collapse

    12/22/2013 4:40:30 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 80 replies
    MyFox NY ^ | 12-22-13 | Israel Joffe
    With the closure of the recent Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, rumors of the bankrupt Revel being sold to Hard Rock, Las Vegas real estate prices remaining depressed, casinos opening up all around the country and online gambling legislation underway in various states, it seems as if the reasons for the very existence of Atlantic City and Las Vegas are in serious jeopardy. Beginning in the late 1940s, Las Vegas became known as the 'adult playground of the world.' Celebrities knew they made the big time when their names graced the billboards of ‘Sin City.’ Gamblers hoping to make money would...
  • New York City Bans The Use Of E-Cigarettes In Public

    12/20/2013 6:07:32 AM PST · by Daffynition · 23 replies
    Buzzfeed.com ^ | December 19, 2013 | Hunter Schwarz
    The New York City Council voted Thursday to ban the use of e-cigarettes in public places where smoking is prohibited, including offices, restaurants, hospitals, parks and beaches. “Because many of the E-cigarettes are designed to look like cigarettes and be used just like them, they can lead to confusion or confrontation,” City Council Speaker Christine Quinn told CBS New York.
  • Crime Rate in Camden, NJ Going Down After Unionized Police Force Sacked

    11/30/2013 3:56:30 AM PST · by cutty · 16 replies
    Reason 24/7. ^ | Nov. 27, 2013 | Ed Krayewski
    Last year, the city of Camden decided to can its unionized police force in favor of ununionized county cops who hit the streets this April. ... The city has been run exclusively by Democrats for several generations, and some local leaders openly worried that Camden, which already had the highest crime rate per capita last year, would get worse. But it hasn’t. In fact, crime’s gone down
  • And So It Begins: New York City Sending Out Gun Confiscation Notices

    11/27/2013 7:32:08 AM PST · by Kip Russell · 47 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Nov 27, 2013 | Robert Farago
    New York’s SAFE Act is a bad, bad thing. It requires people to register, sell or transfer (out of state) “assault rifles” and “high capacity” magazines. Many Empire State gun and standard capacity ammunition magazine owners have complied. Many have not. So, at some point, the State’s gonna go get ‘em. People on both sides of the law enforcement divide will die and the s will hit the fan. Meanwhile, there it is: the reason why expanded background checks, indeed all background checks and any type of registration, set the stage for confiscation. And tyranny.
  • Seattle City Councilmember-elect shares radical idea with Boeing workers

    11/19/2013 2:54:09 PM PST · by Baynative · 138 replies
    KIROTV ^ | 11/19/13 | Gary Horcher
    SEATTLE — Seattle City Councilmember-elect Kshama Sawant told Boeing machinists her idea of a radical option, should their jobs be moved out of state “The workers should take over the factories, and shut down Boeing’s profit-making machine,” Sawant announced to a cheering crowd of union supporters in Seattle’s Westlake Park Monday night.
  • The Gayest Place in America?

    11/17/2013 5:41:13 PM PST · by Veto! · 57 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 15, 2013 | Jeremy W. Peters
    Washington Comes Out: Ten percent of adults in the District of Columbia identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, nearly three times the national average. What makes the city such a gay-friendly place?
  • Seattle elects socialist candidate to city council

    11/16/2013 11:08:13 AM PST · by Michael.SF. · 41 replies
    AP ^ | Nov 15, 2013 | Manuel Valdes
    <p>Seattle voters have elected a socialist to city council for the first time in modern history.</p> <p>Kshama Sawant's lead continued to grow on Friday, prompting 16-year incumbent Richard Conlin to concede.</p> <p>Even in this liberal city, Sawant's win has surprised many here. Conlin was backed by the city's political establishment. On election night, she trailed by four percentage points. She wasn't a veteran politician, having only run in one previous campaign.</p>
  • WashPost: Bill de Blasio wins mayor’s race in New York, ushering in new era of liberal governance

    11/05/2013 10:34:21 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 54 replies
    Wash Post ^ | Phillip Rucker
    Bill de Blasio overwhelmingly was elected mayor here Tuesday, becoming the first Democrat to lead New York in 20 years and ushering in an era of activist liberal governance in the nation’s largest city. In early returns Tuesday night, de Blasio was soundly defeating Republican Joe Lhota, a protégé of former mayor Rudy Giuliani. De Blasio campaigned on a mantle of progressive change following Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s 12 years in office, highlighting what he saw as “a tale of two cities.” The moneyed Manhattan elite have had their mayor, he argued, and now the 46 percent of New Yorkers...
  • Detroit Voters Elect Duggan Mayor of Broke City

    11/06/2013 6:25:12 AM PST · by chessplayer · 30 replies
    A former medical center chief defeated a county sheriff to become the next mayor of financially troubled Detroit, though the job holds little power while the city is being run by a state-appointed emergency manager.
  • School report cards: Dramatic shifts seen in ethnic, racial makeup (Chicago goes Hispanic)

    11/02/2013 10:15:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Sun-Times ^ | 11/01/13 | Art gGolab, Jon Seidel
    **SNIP** Whites lost their No. 1 status to Latinos in 19 suburban districts spread across the six-county area of Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane and McHenry. Blacks were displaced by Latinos as the leading group in nine other districts, including the city of Chicago. This year’s school report card shows that minorities make up nearly half the students in Illinois public schools. And, of those minorities, Hispanic students have eclipsed blacks over the last 10 years as the largest minority, 24 percent.
  • Cincinnati Must Face the Crisis that Sealed Detroit’s Fate

    11/02/2013 4:16:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2013 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Prof. Richard Vedder, the Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus at Ohio University. Cincinnati and Detroit are separated by barely more than 250 miles – a five-hour drive at worst, or under an hour by plane. Despite this proximity, many Cincinnatians would prefer to believe that Detroit’s horrendous fiscal situation couldn’t possibly hit their city. Not so fast. As the largest bankrupt city in America, Detroit has seen its population drop by more than half, unemployment soar to well over double the national average, and services decline. This is what happens to a locality...
  • Detroit Plans to Cut Pensions by 84% or 16˘ on the Dollar

    10/28/2013 8:47:05 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 28,2013 | Jim Hoft
    Another Democrat Success Story— The 23,500 pensioners in Detroit are going to have to adjust their budgets. The city plans on cutting pensions by 84 percent. Doug Ross and Reuters reported: On Friday, city financial consultant Kenneth Buckfire said he did not have to recommend to Orr that pensions for the city’s retirees be cut as a way to help Detroit navigate through debts and liabilities that total $18.5 billion. Buckfire said it was clear that the city did not have the funds to pay the unsecured pension payouts without cutting them. “It was a function of the mathematics,” said...
  • Asheville Downtown Association to meet with city officials over trash, policing, toplessness

    10/14/2013 5:32:51 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 30 replies
    MountainX ^ | 10/14/13 | David Forbes
    Another concern of the ADA is female toplessness downtown, something not currently against the law, but which Council members have noted in meetings recently is a source of complaint from some downtown business owners. State Rep. Tim Moffitt introduced a bill to ban female toplessness (specifically nipples) in public, and Asheville City Council had earlier called for a change in state law to allow them to stop the annual topless rally. But the bill never advanced during this year's legislative session, and the so-called "nipple ban" became the target of some mockery.
  • 'Fed up' Milwaukee pastors call for gun buyback program

    10/14/2013 10:16:30 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 60 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 14 oct 2013
    A group of Milwaukee pastors and their supporters gathered Monday morning at a local coffee shop to implore city officials to sponsor a gun buyback program, which they say could remove weapons from the city's streets and reduce violence in their neighborhoods. "We are here today because we are fed up," said the Rev. John McVicker Sr., pastor at Christ the King Baptist Church. "There have been far too many senseless shootings in our city, many resulting in homicide." The pastors have asked the city to allot $50,000 in its 2014 budget to initiate a one-time, anonymous gun buyback, where...
  • Ex-Detroit mayor sentenced to 28 years in prison for corruption (Kwame the K)

    10/10/2013 10:58:13 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 76 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10/10/2013
    <p>Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in prison for corruption, the apparent last step after a series of scandals destroyed his political career and helped steer a crisis-laden city even deeper into trouble.</p> <p>Kilpatrick, who served as mayor from 2002 until fall 2008, fattened his bank account by tens of thousands of dollars, traveled the country in private planes and even strong-armed his campaign fundraiser for stacks of cash hidden in her bra, according to evidence at trial.</p>
  • Detroiter Sleeps In Liquor Store With Shotgun To Prevent Robberies

    10/06/2013 6:27:46 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 42 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | Oct 4, 2013 | Mike Campbell
    Detroiter Sleeps In Liquor Store With Shotgun To Prevent Robberies October 4, 2013 9:43 AM Steve Bahoura said he's been forced to sleep inside his east side Detroit liquor store with his shotgun to make sure he doesn't get robbed. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950) DETROIT (WWJ) - One Detroit business owner is taking matters into his own hands to make sure thieves leave his liquor store alone. Steve Bahoura, who has owned the Van Dyke Liquor Market since the 90s, said he deals with several break-ins each year and he’s tired of it. Most recently, Bahoura said someone broke...
  • Discolored Water on Manhattan's East Side Disgusts Residents

    10/06/2013 10:34:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 | Andrew Siff
    The city insists the water is safe, but people can't get over the colorResidents on Manhattan's East Side are staying far away from their tap water after it started flowing with an unusual color, despite the city's insistence the water is safe. On Thursday, residents and businesses began noticing brown water from their sinks and taps. Nearly a dozen hydrants in the area were also unlocked and gushing discolored water. The city's Department of Environmental Protection said the discoloration happened when construction of new water mains forced them to reverse flow, stirring up sediment. The DEP said the brown in...
  • Doc Who Killed Woman in Botched Abortion Sends Another Abortion Patient to Hospital

    10/03/2013 9:42:10 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | October 3, 2013 | Cheryl Sullenger
    An ambulance was summoned to the Summit Medical Center abortion clinic in Detroit, Michigan, yesterday, and rushed an African-American woman to the hospital. This is the second such incident at this abortion clinic since March. Pro-life activist Emmanuel Lugermo ignored orders by the clinic security guards not to photograph the incident. His pictures show a woman on a gurney in obvious distress. Witnesses on the scene said she was trembling or shaking. Reginald Sharpe, an abortionist with a long and sordid history, was on duty at the time of the emergency. Sharpe was known to have killed a patient in...
  • Obesity up 25 percent in NYC

    10/01/2013 10:53:02 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/30/13 | Carl Campanile
    <p>Reduce the obesity rate in New York City? Fat chance!</p> <p>More New Yorkers than ever are living large, despite Nanny Bloomberg’s war on sugary drinks and fast foods, statistics obtained by The Post reveal.</p> <p>The city’s obesity rate among adults has skyrocketed 25 percent since Mayor Bloomberg took office in 2002, city Health Department figures show.</p>
  • Chicago Public Schools Can’t Afford Toilet Paper

    09/21/2013 3:30:19 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 93 replies
    http://nation.foxnews.com ^ | september 21, 2013
    In some cash-strapped Chicago schools, no resource can be taken for granted -- not even toilet paper. Nicholas Sposato, alderman of Chicago’s 36th ward, recently held a toilet paper drive for the schools in his community.
  • Rahm Emanuel condemns 'brazen' Chicago shooting

    09/20/2013 2:25:21 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 40 replies
    thehill.com ^ | September 20, 2013 | Rebecca Shabad
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel condemned a Thursday night shooting on Chicago’s South Side that wounded 13 people, including a three-year-old boy. “Senseless and brazen acts of violence have no place in Chicago and betray all that we stand for,” said Obama’s former chief of staff in the first of a series of tweets Friday morning. “The perpetrators of this crime will be brought to justice and prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” Emanuel added. Witnesses said several gunmen fired at least 20 shots at a group on basketball courts, according to NBC News’s Chicago affiliate. The station said...
  • Don’t Save Detroit — Sell It

    09/18/2013 6:53:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 09/18/2013 | John Fund
    IN THE 1983 movie Dr. Detroit, the flamboyant lead character goes on a rampage warning of trouble to come. “I am talking about scorched earth, no survival, wholesale destruction…body-bags and fire!” he yells. That’s pretty much what has happened to Detroit over the last three decades. Its population has shrunk by half to below 700,000. The wait for police response is five times the national average, and only 8 percent of crimes are solved. Roughly a third of the city’s 140 square miles is either unoccupied or dilapidated. About 40 percent of its tax revenue is directed to retirement or...
  • NeighborhoodScout’s ® Top 25 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in America

    09/09/2013 5:39:39 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 39 replies
    Even the most dangerous cities in America can have relatively safe neighborhoods, as there is more variation in crime within most cities than between cities. But using exclusive data developed by NeighborhoodScout, and based on FBI data from all 17,000 local law enforcement agencies in America, we here report those specific neighborhoods in America that have the highest predicted rates of violent crime per 1,000 neighborhood residents of all. Violent crimes include murder, forcible rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault. These neighborhoods are the epicenters of violence in America, where social issues are likely to ignite into violence and spread.
  • Half Of The United States Lives In These Counties

    09/05/2013 3:23:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 57 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9-5-13 | Walter Hickey & Joe Weisenthal
    Using Census data, we've figured out that half of the United States population is clustered in just the 146 biggest counties out of over 3000. Here's the map, with said counties shaded in. Below the map is the list of all the counties, so you can see if you live in one of them. See link for list of names.
  • L.A. Mayor Declares State of ‘Emergency’ As Movie, TV Production Flees Hollywood

    08/26/2013 6:26:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Variety ^ | 8/26/13 | Ted Johnson
    Los Angeles’ new mayor has vowed to help stanch the flow of film and TV production jobs out of Hollywood, starting with the appointment of a film czar at City Hall. But to make a real difference, Eric Garcetti needs to convince skeptical state pols to combat the lure of rich tax incentives from outside California. Two days after this year’s Oscars, Hollywood’s councilman Eric Garcetti, then running for mayor of Los Angeles, staged a media event at Sunset Gower Studios. Only a smattering of reporters and photographers showed up, perhaps because the gathering was to address “runaway production,” a...
  • Seattle police to distribute Doritos at pot rally

    08/15/2013 6:20:26 PM PDT · by rawcatslyentist · 18 replies
    money.msn.com ^ | Aug 15 2013 | Kim Peterson
    Marijuana is now legal in Washington, and the Seattle police have been remarkably mellow about the whole thing. In fact, the city's Police Department plans to be at Hempfest, what has become the largest pot rally in the world. And they're taking bags of Doritos in case anyone, you know, gets a little hungry.
  • The Unfriendliest City in the World is...

    08/10/2013 9:25:33 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 63 replies
    Newser ^ | August 10, 2013 | Ruth Brown
    Travel mag Conde Nast Traveler asked its readers to name (and shame) the friendliest and unfriendliest cities in the US and across the world. The "unfriendliest" winner in both categories was deemed to be Newark, New Jersey, which one reader say they would not recommend for anything except as "a cheaper/less busy airport to fly into while visiting other cities." Other winners and losers: -- The next four unfriendliest cities in the US? Oakland, New Haven, Detroit, and Atlantic City, which one voter calls a "pale shadow of Las Vegas." -- Globally, Islamabad, Pakistan; Luanda, Angola; Kuwait City, Kuwait; Lome,...
  • Newark Mayor Cory Booker pocketed 'confidential' annual payouts from law firm while in office

    08/11/2013 10:31:21 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 11, 2013
    EXCLUSIVE Cory Booker pocketed “confidential” annual payouts from his former law firm while serving as Newark mayor. Booker, the front-runner in New Jersey’s Senate race, received five checks from the Trenk DiPasquale law firm from 2007 until 2011. During that time, the firm raked in more than $2 million in fees from local agencies over which Booker has influence. “This was a settlement buyout for my interest in the firm,” the mayor told The Post at a campaign stop in Jersey City yesterday. “I had an equity stake, and we had a negotiated settlement.” Booker worked at the West Orange...
  • L.A. Unified, 7 others get waivers from No Child Left Behind

    08/06/2013 5:16:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 6, 2013 | By Howard Blume
    L.A. Unified and seven other California school districts on Tuesday won relief from some strict and costly provisions of federal education law. Besides Los Angeles, the school districts are Long Beach, Santa Ana, Fresno, Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco and Sanger.