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  • Baltimore led nation last year in homicide increase

    06/26/2016 1:53:16 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | June 25, 2016 | Jessica Anderson
    Baltimore had the highest increase in homicides in the nation last year, a criminologist commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice reported, with more than twice as many extra killings as the three cities that tied for second. The city suffered 127 more homicides in 2015 than in the previous year, Richard Rosenfeld wrote in "Documenting and Explaining the 2015 Homicide Rise: Research Directions," released this month by the Justice Department. Chicago, Houston and Milwaukee came in second with 61 more killings. Cleveland and Washington had 57 more.
  • NY Yankees go homo

    06/23/2016 2:15:30 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 28 replies
    Commemorating those killed in the jihad attack in Orlando is fine. But the Yankees use it to promote homosexuality.
  • Thousands of heat deaths predicted as New York City heats up, scientists say

    06/23/2016 2:25:56 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies
    Thousands of heat deaths predicted as New York City heats up, scientists say By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 3,000 New Yorkers could die each year from intense heat due to climate change beginning about 60 years from now, researchers said on Thursday. The number of hot days is expected to triple by the year 2080 and beyond, causing death by heat exhaustion, dehydration or heart and respiratory conditions, said the main author of a study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. With so many hot days, when the temperature is at or above...
  • Bathroom ads show de Blasio out for himself — not transgenders

    06/23/2016 2:26:45 PM PDT · by OddLane · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | Jun 23, 2016 | Karol Markowicz
    “It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber” went the old bumper sticker often seen on Volvos. In Mayor Bill de Blasio’s New York, it’s more like, “It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the mayor has to hold a bake sale to run mostly useless ads that do little but pat himself on the back.” We might have crumbling infrastructure, failing schools and an overburdened transit system, but the...
  • 18 people shot, 6 fatally, in weekend violence (Chicago)

    06/18/2016 8:26:17 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 67 replies
    ABC7chicago.com ^ | 6/18/16 | Sun-Times Media Wire
    At least 18 people have been shot so far this weekend and six of those victims are dead. One of the shootings happened in the University Village neighborhood early Saturday morning. Two security guards were called to a large outdoor party at a housing complex in the 1300 block of West Hastings. Someone started shooting and a 24-year-old man was shot in the back and killed. The two security guards were wounded.
  • Detroit [newspaper] editor calls for murdering school-choice supporters

    06/07/2016 1:44:04 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    watchdog.org ^ | 6/7/16 | John Bicknell
    The debate over the future of Detroit’s public schools took a nasty turn over the weekend when the editorial page editor of the Detroit Free Press called for Republican state legislators to be murdered for disagreeing with him. “We really ought to round up the lawmakers who took money to protect and perpetuate the failing charter-school experiment in Detroit, sew them into burlap sacks with rabid animals, and toss them into the Straits of Mackinac,” wrote Stephen Henderson. The crime the lawmakers were guilty of? Supporting expanded choice for Detroit’s failing school system. “A sack. An animal. A lake. No...
  • San Francisco lawmaker has had enough of the Blue Angels 'strafing' his city

    06/06/2016 4:49:55 PM PDT · by russbart · 48 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | June 6, 2016 | Dan Lamothe
    A San Francisco lawmaker has revived a proposal following the crash of a Blue Angels jet last week: It's time, he said, to ban the renowned Navy squadron from flying over his city. John Avalos, a member of the board of supervisors, told the San Francisco Chronicle that the jets are a threat to safety and should not be allowed to fly over occupied areas. Rather, he said, they should be kept over San Francisco Bay, where sea vessels typically congregate for Blue Angels performances.
  • De Blasio tells staff to shut up or else: report

    06/06/2016 5:09:34 PM PDT · by russbart · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | Rich Calder
    Mayor Bill de Blasio has a message for his staff: Keep your traps shut if you value your jobs. De Blasio — currently a target of at least seven federal and state investigations into his fundraising practices and business dealings — asked scores of staffers last week to sign a confidentiality agreement, according to a Gothamist report Monday.
  • Chaos Outside Webster Hall as Fans Flock to Would-Be Kanye West Concert (New York)

    06/06/2016 3:57:53 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 6-6-16 | Lori Bordonaro
    Hundreds of people packed the streets outside Webster Hall in Manhattan's East Village after Kanye West teased a surprise concert there early Monday — but the concert was ultimately canceled as the crowd grew and grew, leading to a frenzied scene that left behind smashed cars and piles of trash. Despite high energy at the unplanned event and a heavy police presence, no one was arrested, according to the NYPD. Photos and video posted online show hundreds, possibly thousands, of people gathered outside the concert venue. Some fans climbed on top of cars and others scaled poles and light posts....
  • Girls beat elderly woman on NYC subway after she asked them to move feet - turned in by mother

    06/04/2016 9:03:55 AM PDT · by heartwood · 89 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 3, 2016 | Chris Spargo
    The two teenage girls who are being accused of beating an elderly woman so severely that she had to be rushed to a New York City hospital have reportedly been turned in to police. The New York Daily News reports that police are questioning the two suspects, with the first girl being brought in Friday morning by her mother after she recognized her from surveillance photos released by authorities after the attack. The second suspect was brought in shortly after. The young women were traveling together on a subway car Thursday afternoon when 78-year-old Norma Trotman reportedly approached the two...
  • Local Governments Cry Poor but Act Rich

    05/31/2016 9:28:07 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/23/2016 | James Hohman
    For over a decade, local governments in Michigan have been complaining they need more money from state taxpayers. A recent push by Wayne County Executive Warren Evans is only the most recent example. That is what they say, but how they act suggests their fiscal complaints are exaggerated. For example, providing post-retirement health care benefits to employees is an expense that should be the first to go if there is a real financial problem. Many local governments in Michigan pay for retired employees’ health insurance costs, a type of benefit that is rare in the private sector. Unlike pension promises,...
  • Seattle's homeless crisis episode 8: Aloha and good riddance to Share and Wheel

    05/30/2016 5:58:23 PM PDT · by mainestategop
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    On highway 99 north of Seattle past Denny Way and the space needle is what was once an abandoned hotel that was later taken over by homeless people and made into a community living center and halfway home for the homeless. It is run by the homeless and formerly homeless and is a shining beacon of what personal responsibility, initiative and Christian love can accomplish. Aloha was originally started by SHARE with help from Catholic charities and the archdiocese of Seattle in 1990. At the time, SHARE was in its infancy when share was made up of sturdy yet responsible...
  • Chicago’s Invisible Shooters Wreak Havoc

    05/30/2016 4:05:44 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 25 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 29 May 2016 | justin Glawe
    Some police officers who have spoken to The Daily Beast blame arduous paperwork required for street stops—Chicago’s version of stop and frisk—for this year’s uptick in gun violence. Fewer street stops mean fewer guns being taken off the street. One officer who spoke on the condition of anonymity blamed this system for the shooting spike, saying his fellow cops want nothing to do with the spider’s web of legalities involved every time they stop someone they think might be a shooter... ...“Chicago is dead,” Simmons said staring blankly at the street, the lights, the cars, the scene. “I got a...
  • New York City is about to become a lot more disgusting

    05/26/2016 5:48:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 26, 2016 | Michael Grantland
    Scofflaws of New York, rejoice — the City Council has cleared the way for you to litter, loiter and pee in the street to your heart’s content. New legislation dubbed the “Criminal Justice Reform Act” was passed by lawmakers Wednesday, giving miscreants a get-out-of-jail-free card by eliminating the criminal penalties on a raft of quality-of-life crimes.
  • NYC Recognizes 31 "Genders" (vanity; pdf at link)

    05/25/2016 1:03:42 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 38 replies
    Commission on Human Rights One's internal, deeply-held sense of one’s gender as male, female, or something else entirely. A transgender person is someone whose gender identity does not match the sex they were assigned at birth. GENDER IDENTITY In New York City, it’s illegal to discriminate on the basis of gender identity and gender expression in the workplace, in public spaces, and in housing. The NYC Commission on Human Rights is committed to ensuring that transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers are treated with dignity and respect and without threat of discrimination or harassment. External representations of gender as expressed...
  • New York City Lets You Choose From 31 Different Gender Identities

    05/24/2016 1:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 24, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    Individuals living in New York City can choose from a minimum of 31 different gender identities, many of which allow them to fluctuate between some version or combination of male or female identities. Businesses that don’t respect and accommodate an individual’s chosen gender identity risk incurring six-figure fines under rules implemented by the city’s Commission on Human Rights. The list of protected gender identities is available online and includes options such as “gender bender,” “two spirit,” “third sex,” “androgynous,” “gender gifted,” and “pangender.” A city official speaking on background confirmed to The Daily Caller that all of the listed identities...
  • Seattle ...East African Migrants with Suitcases of Cash Leaving US – They’re ALL ON WELFARE

    05/20/2016 8:19:52 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 28 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/19/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Seattle and King County officials have stopped several migrants with suitcases full of American dollars leaving the United States. All of the suspects carrying the suitcases full of cash were on welfare. KING5 reported: “ Travelers pulling suitcases full of cash started showing up at Sea-Tac Airport last year holding tickets for flights headed out of the United States. The people carrying the cash didn’t hide the fact from Customs. Just the opposite, they reported it. Anyone traveling out of the United States is required to declare any amount over $10,000 and fill out a one-page federal form. These reports...
  • Study Says Millennials Will Soon Flee Big Cities In Droves

    05/18/2016 6:04:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Gothamist ^ | May 17, 2016 3:07 PM | Rebecca Fishbein
    The world is still paying attention to millennials and their migration habits, despite Generation Z’s incoming threat. And while millennials appear to like cities, thanks to their good public transportation and myriad Apple Stores, a new study says some of the world’s biggest urban areas are in danger of losing their young people in the next 10 years. Global initiative group YouthfulCities interviewed 15,000 millennials in 34 cities all over the world, splitting them up by continent. And of those millennials, 58 percent said they planned to leave their city within the next decade, noting that they’re being driven out...
  • Only Fitting de Blasio Could Be Taken Down By Trash Bags

    05/18/2016 6:28:30 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 17, 2016 | Michael Goodwin
    Garbage bags could help bring down the Blasio administration. Of many revelations about City Hall’s pay-to-play culture, the case of how New York came to buy a certain brand of trash bags caught the prosecutors' attention . Joseph Dussich, tried for nearly a decade to get the city to buy his Mint-X bags, which he says deter rats and squirrels. But he got the brush-off until he contributed $100,000 to Campaign for One New York, a slush fund de Blasio created. Presto, Dussich got a meeting with the mayor, a trial contract for $15,000, and then a deal worth nearly...
  • Milwaukee Public Schools Spending $471,073 on 'Black Lives Matter'

    05/16/2016 8:06:12 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 22 replies
    1130 WISN ^ | 5/12/2016
    Milwaukee Public Schools has included nearly a half million dollars for "Black Lives Matter" in its list of expenditures included the 2017 budget proposal it published in Wednesday's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Interestingly enough, the district plans to spend nearly as much on "Black Lives Matter" as it plans to spend on College Access Centers, Universal Driver Education, and Advanced Studies of World Languages. "We’re doing this work because national and local studies tell us young men of color in Wisconsin and Milwaukee are more likely to be represented disproportionally in the justice system and less likely to be represented proportionally...
  • High schoolers, 14 and 15, 'live streamed themselves having a threesome at Barack Obama school

    05/13/2016 11:31:52 AM PDT · by dead · 72 replies
    Two teenage girls from a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, school live streamed sex acts with a teenage boy while their classmates watched through Facebook Live at school, authorities said. Milwaukee Police have asked Facebook to hand over information from the account of a 14-year-old girl after saying two juvenile girls in the video could be charged with 'exposing a child to harmful material'. The 15-year-old boy was not listed as a suspect on the police warrant. An investigation into the incident was prompted in January after staff at Barack Obama School - which houses students in grades kindergarten through 12th - became...
  • Another Baltimore Show Trial Commences

    05/13/2016 8:21:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/13/2016 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    It’s quite as if the Black Lives Matter movement was running the city and the judicial system.
  • Baltimore mayor bans travel to North Carolina, Mississippi

    05/11/2016 6:20:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2016 7:55 AM EDT
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has suspended all city-sponsored travel to North Carolina and Mississippi due to the states’ new transgender laws. Rawlings-Blake made the announcement Tuesday in a letter to city officials, saying she hopes the city’s efforts combined with those of other governments and companies “will push North Carolina and Mississippi” to change. …
  • Illinois Senate Democrats plan to introduce a school funding bill(PASS SEN)

    05/11/2016 7:52:01 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 8 replies
    chicago.suntimes ^ | 04/05/16 | tIna Sfondeles
    Currently, some schools in Illinois are able to spend as much as $30,000 per student, while others can only afford the $6,119 foundation level.
  • Chicago celebrates Mothers Day Weekend with 8 killed, 43 wounded

    05/09/2016 6:46:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/9/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    President Obama’s hometown is a war zone. The horrendous violence on the streets there has escalated. With warm summer-like weather, gang bangers were especially active, easily surpassing 2015’s Mothers Day carnage (3 killed, 25 wounded) and 2014’s (5 killed, 19 wounded). Meanwhile, the President of the United States ignores the battlefield conditions in the hometown he adopted as his political base. Nearly all of the violence is among young black males, making the rate of death in that particular demographic segment comparable to a serous war zone. A map of the violence this year to date from heyjackss.com shows where...
  • In Deeply Divided Chicago, Most Agree: City Is Off Course

    05/06/2016 11:58:35 AM PDT · by TroutStalker · 50 replies
    NY Times ^ | MAY 6, 2016 | MONICA DAVEY and GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO
    The people of Chicago are deeply riven by race, class and neighborhood, distrustful of the police, fearful of the growing rate of violent crime and united chiefly in their disapproval of the mayor’s performance and their conviction that the city is headed down the wrong track. These are among findings of a new survey by The New York Times and the Kaiser Family Foundation, which polled residents of a city that has been upended in recent months by revelations of questionable actions by the police, threats of a teachers’ strike, a school funding crisis and an uptick in violence. The...
  • Don't Go to Chick-Fil-A, Mayor De Blasio Tells New Yorkers

    05/05/2016 11:03:28 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/5/16
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials are urging New Yorkers not to eat at Chick fil-A. The popular chicken restaurant is planning to open up a new location in Queens, its fourth to open in New York City. But the liberal mayor argued that the owners of Chick fil-A support groups that promote "hate" against gays. "Chick-fil-A is anti-LGBT," he said in a statement, according to the website DNAInfo. "This group imparts a strong anti-LGBT message by forcing their employees and volunteers to adhere to a policy that prohibits same-sex love. It is outrageous that...
  • 2 Investigators: Pastor Says Chicago Cops Beat Her During Road Rage Incident

    05/04/2016 11:03:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | April 28, 2016 | By Dave Savini
    CBS) — A woman with two small children in her car tried to pull into her driveway. That simple task ended with Chicago police officers pointing a gun to her head and charging her with attempted murder. CBS 2’s Dave Savini has police video, the 9-1-1 calls and complaints against these officers. In 2013, Rev. Catherine Brown found herself in a violent struggle with Chicago police, which was caught on squad car cameras. It began when Brown was driving down her alley heading to her driveway. Around a bend she says she saw a squad car speeding towards her without...
  • Boston City Hall moves transgender flag a day after raising it

    05/04/2016 6:43:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 3, 2016 | Amanda Hoover
    Less than 24 hours after Boston City Hall raised a flag in solidarity with the transgender community for the first time, a Polish flag was seen flying in its place. At a flag raising ceremony Monday, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said that he was proud to fly the flag for the first time in state history, and that the city would continue to do so until all people were deemed equal under Massachusetts law. Then, on Tuesday morning, Universal Hub’s Adam Gaffin tweeted a photo of the swap, noting the quick turnaround.
  • Obama reportedly to designate Stonewall Inn area as gay rights national monument

    05/03/2016 3:44:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 3, 2016 | Victor Morton
    President Obama will reportedly mark Pride Month by designating a part of the Greenwich neighborhood surrounding the Stonewall Inn as the nation’s first gay-rights national monument.
  • Man Hijacks Metrobus; Pedestrian Fatally Struck: Police (Armed Teens Hijack DC Metro Bus)

    05/03/2016 9:07:00 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 28 replies
    NBC Washington DC ^ | 03 MAY 16 | News staff
    A man attacked a Metrobus driver with a weapon and hijacked his bus Tuesday morning, D.C. police said. The bus then struck a pedestrian, who later died. It's not clear where the bus was taken from, but police say the bus in now stopped at a gas station in the 4300 block of Minnesota Avenue in Northeast Washington. Police say the suspect got on the bus and attacked the bus driver with a weapon. The driver managed to get off the bus, but suffered a back injury in the process. He is expected to be OK. The suspect then drove...
  • Transgender pride flag raised at Boston City Hall

    05/02/2016 3:55:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2016 5:50 PM EDT | Steve LeBlanc
    Mayor Marty Walsh says a transgender pride flag raised Monday over Boston City Hall plaza will continue to fly until everyone is equal under the law in Massachusetts. The Democratic mayor and other elected officials joined activists in raising the flag of blue, pink, and white horizontal stripes as state lawmakers continue to weigh a bill that would extend protections to transgender individuals in public places. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker hasn’t said whether he would sign the measure, which would expand a 2011 state law banning discrimination against transgender people in the workplace and housing by also prohibiting discrimination in...
  • 3 Killed, 25 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    05/02/2016 6:49:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    CBS ^ | May 2, 2016
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Three people were killed and at least 25 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and Monday morning.
  • Picture: Hardee’s Restaurant Installs “Self Order Stations”

    04/21/2016 6:16:47 AM PDT · by xzins · 159 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 20 Apr 16 | Andrew Mark Miller
    A little while back we told you about how the CEO of Hardees/Carl’s Jr. was thinking about replacing employees with machines thanks to the ridiculous minimum wage hike to $15.Well, it appears he has done it.It was only a matter of time before this started to happen and you can expect to see more of this in the future.
  • We did the math. Cruz was smart to campaign in a Bronx district with almost no Republican voters.

    04/19/2016 6:07:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    The Washington Post's Monkey Cage ^ | April 19, 2016 | Tobias Konitzer and David Rothschild
    When Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz came to the Bronx to campaign in the run-up to the New York primary, ridicule was not far away. After all, what is a Republican candidate doing in the staunchly Democratic, minority-majority northern part of New York City? What is he doing in New York State at all, when Donald Trump is nearly certain to carry the most votes and, according to market-based forecasts, has an 85 percent chance to win more than 50 percent of the vote? Why would Ted Cruz campaign in the Bronx? For someone like Cruz to campaign exactly...
  • Diagnosing Bill de Blasio’s disease: How can we explain the trouble he's in?

    04/18/2016 6:25:16 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 17 Apr, 2016 | HARRY SIEGEL
    The bad news has been snowballing for Bill de Blasio, what with the emergence of a federal probe involving, among other things, top cops in Brooklyn accepting diamonds, trips and more from two big donors to various appendages of his political operation and what’s now four separate investigations into a city-aided flip, again involving a wired backer of the mayor, of a Lower East Side nursing home for AIDS patients into luxury condos. I wrote last Sunday that “after this week, I’m losing faith that de Blasio’s horse trading is paying off for the city.” And it appears I’m not...
  • New York is likely dropping its “tampon tax”

    04/12/2016 4:18:11 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 24 replies
    MSN ^ | Hanna Kowlowska
    The New York state senate is poised to eliminate New Yorkers’ so-called “tampon tax.” Feminine hygiene products are currently taxed as “luxury items” in New York, but a new bill could result in their reclassification as tax-exempt necessities, instead. The Republican-run senate passed the bill unanimously on Monday (April 11) after it had passed the state assembly in March, also with full support from lawmakers. The bill now goes to the state’s governor Andrew Cuomo, a father of three daughters, who has said in the past that the tax should be repealed. “It is a way of providing some tax...
  • Sketches released of pair wanted in British tourist slaying in SF

    04/11/2016 7:32:30 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 30 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 11, 2016 | Kimberly Veklerov
    San Francisco police investigators Monday released sketches of a man and woman wanted in the “brutal murder” of a 48-year-old British tourist, who was stabbed in the head during a street mugging and died after a weeks-long battle for his life.
  • Watch: Hillary & de Blasio make a cringeworthy “colored people time” joke at NYC charity event

    04/11/2016 3:41:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Salon ^ | April 11, 2016 | Sophia Tesfaye
    At the same annual event where former mayor Rudy Giuliani famously dressed in drag, things got awkwardly racial For the uninitiated CPT is an acronym for colored people time, an old stereotype African-Americans have employed in jest amongst each other to excuse tardiness. Unfortunately, I found out on Monday that the shorthand CPT is no longer just an inside joke, but such a commonplace referral that even Hillary Clinton and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are publicly joking about the term. At a charity event Sunday night, the Democratic presidential candidate apparently decided her campaign had successfully brushed...
  • How White Castle Will Adjust to a $15 Minimum Wage in New York

    04/11/2016 8:07:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 161 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/11/2016 | by MARK ANTONIO WRIGHT
    ‘This is something that’s become a bumper sticker,” Jamie Richardson tells me. “But it hasn’t really been thought through. There is a better way to get people out of poverty than hiking the minimum wage.” Richardson is a vice president at White Castle, the chain of famously white-painted and turreted burger joints specializing in slider-style hamburgers in the Midwest and Mid Atlantic. (Let me pause for a moment: If you’ve somehow made it through life without visiting this family-owned American treasure, stop reading this article, make like Harold and Kumar, and get yourself to the Castle . . . I’ll...
  • Philadelphia officially apologizes to Jackie Robinson

    03/31/2016 12:38:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 31, 2016 3:24 PM EDT
    Philadelphia is officially apologizing to Jackie Robinson for the shameful way he was treated in the City of Brotherly Love. The City Council passed a resolution Thursday naming April 15 as a day to honor Robinson’s achievements and to apologize for the racism he faced while visiting Philadelphia in 1947. …
  • America Hits Rock Bottom: Cities Are Paying Criminals $1000 Per Month "Not To Kill"

    03/28/2016 11:19:58 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | March 28, 2016
    It is widely known that in the past 6 months there has been a loud debate about helicopter money, i.e., giving out ordinary people (bypassing the banks) money directly printed by the Fed. What is less known is that when it comes to the most despicable underbelly of American society, cash to the tune of $1000 per month is already being "helicoptered" to some of the most brazen criminals living in the US today with one simple condition: "don't kill people." * * * Take the case of Lonnie Holmes, 21, who lives in Richmond, a working-class suburb north of...
  • New York college moves to strip gender markings from all bathrooms

    03/29/2016 6:18:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 03/28/2016 | Molly Redden
    In a pioneering move, the Cooper Union administration is taking steps to remove the designations across campus, following student action last year. Last fall, the oldest building here on the Cooper Union campus underwent a sudden renovation. A group of students, agitating for their transgender classmates, stripped the words “men” and “women” off the doors of the Foundation Building’s restrooms. The act expressed years of pent-up frustration that here in lower Manhattan, at one of the most liberal colleges in the country, students who failed to conform to gender norms nevertheless risked harassment whenever they went to the bathroom. But...
  • 1 dead, 37 wounded in Easter weekend shootings

    03/29/2016 6:41:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 28, 2016 | By Alexandra Chachkevitch and Megan Crepeau
    A man was killed and 37 other people were wounded, several critically, in weekend shootings. No homicides were reported Easter Sunday, which was the outcome desired by South Side religious leaders who advocated an "Easter without murder." In all, nine people were shot from 3 p.m. Friday to early Saturday; 18 people were shot - one fatally - from Saturday afternoon to Sunday morning; and 11 people were wounded in shootings from Sunday afternoon through Monday morning.
  • BELGIAN SOLDIERS DEPLOYED TO FIGHT TERRORISTS HAD NO BULLETS IN RIFLES

    03/27/2016 6:39:17 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 88 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 27 March 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Much of counterterrorism is really security theater. TSA searches that have yet to stop a terrorist. Bombing raids that don't drop bombs. Soldiers standing with rifles that have no bullets in them. It looks impressive. But there's no substance behind it. Rabbi Menachem Hadad of Brussels’ Shomre Hadas haredi Orthodox community said that soldiers who were posted outside a synagogue and the city’s Chabad House following the slaying of four Jews in Brussels’ Jewish Museum of Belgium in 2014 told him that for months, they used to guard the area with no bullets in their rifles. “It was just a...
  • It's snow wonder why people are leaving Chicago faster than any U.S. city

    03/25/2016 12:38:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    Redeye Chicago ^ | March 24, 2016 | Rianne Coale
    When "polar vortex," "below zero" and "rapid weather change" have become integrated into the vocabulary of every Chicagoan, it's snow wonder why: In 2015, the Chicago region saw its first population decline in more than two decades, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday. The Windy City's drop-off also was higher than any metropolitan area in the U.S. People are giving Chicago and Illinois the cold shoulder and migrating to states such as Florida, Arizona and Nevada, where they can enjoy warmer and much less moody climates. Can you blame them? Imagine lying poolside in the sunshine and not...
  • A Black Exodus from Chicago

    03/24/2016 3:45:27 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 50 replies
    Planetizen ^ | 19 March 2016 | James Brasuell
    Black residents of Chicago are leaving for cities like Atlanta in massive numbers—away from the waves of crime tearing apart their hometown. ___ William Lee describes the crime and poverty driving black residents away from Chicago, where he lives in the South Side neighborhood of South Shore. According to Lee, "a multitude of black residents have called it quits with their hometown, searching for safety and prosperity beyond the city limits — my own friends and family among them." Lee adds: "It's been a humbling experience watching as those worlds, those communities filled with stable families and businesses, crumble into...
  • Detroit Makes Community College Free (Paid for by Property Taxes)

    03/23/2016 6:20:27 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 3-22-2016 | Katie Labosco
    Under state rules, the first two years of promise zones must be funded through philanthropy. Beginning in 2018, the Detroit Promise will be funded by increases in property tax revenue based on the 6 mills of the State Education Tax; the program will capture half of any increase in property tax revenue from the SET, officials said. Detroit Public Schools interim superintendent Alycia Meriweather told students gathered at a news conference that it’s now up to them to be prepared for college, by getting good grades. “You have an opportunity today that all the rest of us who grew up...
  • New York City Bill to Call for Free Tampons in Public School Restrooms, Shelters and Jails

    03/23/2016 11:30:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 21, 2016 | Roni Caryn Rabin
    New York City Council members are joining a growing national movement to improve access to feminine hygiene products, and on Tuesday will introduce proposals for free tampons and pads in city public school restrooms and homeless shelters, and easier access at correctional facilities.
  • Four boys in Chicago wounded as they walked down street as 17 people are shot in the city in one day

    03/22/2016 12:43:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 22, 2016 | David Boroff
    Four boys in Chicago were wounded as they walked down the street, and a total of 17 people were shot in the city on Monday. The shootings of the youngsters happened at approximately 9 p.m. when an unknown male approached and opened fire on the city's West Side. The boys — aged 12, 14, 15 and 16 — were all in stable condition at local hospitals on Monday night. No arrests have been made, but an investigation is ongoing, an official with the Chicago Police Department told the Daily News on Tuesday.