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  • $10K bail for man accused of pushing cop off bike during Trump protest (Chicago)

    01/21/2017 11:06:07 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 21, 2017 | By Rosemary Regina Sobol
    A man accused of shoving a police officer from his bicycle during a demonstration to protest Donald Trump's inauguration as president Friday night was ordered held on $10,000 bail. The incident started a few blocks away from Trump Tower in the first block of West Kinzie Street about 11 p.m. when the officer told Matthew J. Jennings he was not allowed to walk in the street and asked him to move to the sidewalk, according to a police report. Jennings, 22, then pushed the officer off his bicycle, causing the officer to fall and hit the ground and suffer minor...
  • Jesse Jackson: Trump's inauguration speech was 'full of hope and inclusion'

    01/22/2017 2:11:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    WPXI-TV ^ | January 21, 2017 | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    Not long after President Donald Trump was sworn in, we happened to run into the Rev. Jesse Jackson on the street. He gave a thumbs-up to Trump’s inauguration speech but said the new commander in chief has much work to do in order to unify a nation riven by a divisive campaign. “The speech was full of hope and inclusion and he reached out to cities in a way they’ve not been reached out to for a long time,” he said. “But with that must come a target, a timetable and a budget.” Trump’s speech hit many of the populist...
  • Groups come together to protest Donald Trump, promote socialism in Boston

    01/19/2017 7:33:57 PM PST · by massmike · 26 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 01/19/2017 | Antonio Planas
    Pushing a socialist agenda and saying they fear a Trump administration, thousands of demonstrators are expected to take to the Common tomorrow night to protest the inauguration. Eight activist groups under the umbrella of “Socialist Alternative” have dubbed the event “Occupy Inauguration.” Their issues include: •  Making Boston a sanctuary city while stopping deportations of illegal immigrants. • Stopping mass incarceration of minorities. • Legislating gay and transgender rights. • Taxing the “super-rich like Trump” to fund universal health care and free college tuition. “I’m personally afraid of his presidency,” said Keely Mullen, 22, of Roxbury, one of the organizers....
  • Santa Ana's status as sanctuary city made official

    01/18/2017 2:21:15 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 23 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Jan. 17, 2017 | JESSICA KWONG
    Three days before Donald Trump assumes the presidency, Orange County’s second-largest city has enacted a law making it a sanctuary for all residents, regardless of immigration status.
  • 3 shot, 5 others injured at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park on MLK Day (Miami)

    01/16/2017 2:36:11 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 18 replies
    wsvn.com ^ | January 16, 2047 | Nicole Lopez-Alvar | Ann Keil
    NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police and fire rescue crews are on the scene after three people were shot and five others were injured at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park. Miami-Dade Police was among the multiple agencies that responded to the scene of the shooting at 6011 N.W. 32nd Avenue, in Northwest Miami-Dade, Monday just before 4 p.m. At around 5:20 p.m., Miami-Dade Police tweeted out that they had detained two people and recovered two weapons from the scene.
  • Congressman John Lewis should finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities ...

    01/14/2017 4:32:46 PM PST · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    Congressman John Lewis should finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities of the U.S. I can use all the help I can get! 7:22 PM - 14 Jan 2017
  • Lawsuit Prompts Santa Clara to Remove Large Granite Cross

    01/14/2017 11:34:01 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jan 13, 2017 | Ian Cull
    The city has donated the cross to Santa Clara UniversityThe battle over a large iconic cross in the South Bay has come to an end. After standing in Santa Clara for more than six decades, the 14-foot cross was taken down -- by a lawsuit. A Santa Clara man and Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation sued the city last April, claiming the cross violated the separation of church and state because it stood in a public park. "We are happy that the city divested itself of this religious symbol, and that the constitution is now being complied with," said Rebecca...
  • Training aims to help police better serve LGBT community [Providence RI]

    01/14/2017 2:12:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2017 3:09 PM EST
    Providence police are introducing additional training to help officers interact with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Mayor Jorge Elorza and Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements say they’re dedicated to creating LGBT-inclusive policies for members of the department as well as specific training curriculum for the next police academy. Clements says the goal is to help officers become more aware of issues facing the LGBT community in Providence. Elorza, a Democrat, says the training is a way to let the Providence community know the city supports it and is ready to respond to their needs. …
  • Debunking Loretta Lynch's One-Sided 'Chicago Cops Are Racist Villains' Statistics

    01/14/2017 10:31:54 AM PST · by Rockitz · 23 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 14 January 2017 | Tyler Durden
    Is it fake news when on MLK weekend Loretta Lynch issues a scorching 164 page report blasting Chicago police for using force on Blacks 10 times more often then Whites... but nowhere mentioning that Blacks are murdered 15 times more often than Whites, or that Blacks are the murders 20 times more often than Whites, or that Police are 30 times more often to be killed by a Black than by a White? Seems like a shot in the face at Jeff Sessions and a gift to BLM and civil rights leaders, in the final hour... Statistical Ideas' blog's Salil...
  • President-elect Trump Attacks Civil Rights Icon Who Said His Presidency Not 'Legitimate'

    01/14/2017 1:40:05 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 112 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 14, 2017 | Alexander Mallin
    President-elect Donald Trump unleashed a Twitter attack on Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis, after the lawmaker said he wouldn't attend Trump's inauguration because he doesn't see him as a "legitimate president." Lewis in an interview with NBC on Friday cited Russia's meddling in the election for his view on the legitimacy of the presidential election results, and his comments stoked controversy with Republicans and debate inside the Democratic Party. "I don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president," Lewis said.
  • Trump speaks with entertainer Steve Harvey about helping U.S. cities

    01/13/2017 3:41:04 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    al Rooters via Yahoo ^ | 2017-01-13 | al Rooters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump and Housing Secretary-designate Ben Carson spoke with entertainer and talk show host Steve Harvey on Friday to discuss an effort by the incoming administration to seek positive changes in U.S. inner cities.
  • Why liberal elites are so resentful of middle America

    01/12/2017 11:25:34 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 49 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 11, 2017 | Salena Zito
    This week we saw a few perfect examples of why liberal coastal elites are so resentful of middle America: It’s because the supposed rubes and rednecks aren’t more resentful of the elites — or, more specifically, the elites’ “success.” They don’t aspire to be like their self-appointed betters. Some Americans just don’t need much; they don’t think there’s anything wrong with wanting to have a 1,500-square-foot house, watch football and go to church on Sunday. They don’t want to leave their hometowns to come to Silicon Valley or Washington, DC, or Manhattan. They place great value on community and living...
  • Immigrants Are Flocking To Chicago Before Trump’s Inauguration Because It’s A ‘Sanctuary City’

    01/12/2017 9:10:51 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/12/17 | Alex Pfeiffer
    The Mexican consul in Chicago said that immigrants are flocking to the Windy City before Donald Trump becomes president because Chicago is a sanctuary city, according to a report Tuesday in El Financiero. Carlos Martin Jimenez was speaking at a recent gathering of Mexican ambassadors and consuls in Mexico City and said that Mexicans in Indiana and Wisconsin are coming to the Chicago consulate due to it being a sanctuary for illegal immigrants.
  • Why some Philly women are clamoring for contraception before Inauguration Day

    01/11/2017 1:03:46 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies
    Why some Philly women are clamoring for contraception before Inauguration Day by Sarah Horvath, M.D. Twitter icon @phillyhealthsci “As long as it’s before the inauguration.” “Anytime before the new Congress takes over.” “Before Obama leaves office…” Women are frantically calling our Philadelphia contraceptive clinic to get their IUDs, implants and sterilizations before Jan. 20. It used to be that women scheduled contraception around life events – weddings, desired number of children, education and career goals. Now they are scheduling appointments around the congressional calendar. They fear that a new administration will take away their contraceptive coverage. And for good reason....
  • FACEBOOK LIVE TORTURE 4 SUSPECTS CHARGED WITH A HATE CRIME

    01/05/2017 11:42:57 AM PST · by RummyChick · 98 replies
    tmz ^ | 1/5/17 | tmz
    Chicago cops just slapped 4 suspects with multiple charges -- including hate crime -- for kidnapping and torturing the 18-year-old man in that horrific Facebook Live video. Jordan Hill, Tesfaye Cooper, Brittany Covington and Tanishia Covington were charged Thursday with aggravated kidnapping, hate crime, aggravated unlawful restraint and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Jordan was additionally charged with robbery and possession of a stolen vehicle. Three of the 4, including Jordan, were also charged with residential burglary. The victim had been missing since Sunday and was found disoriented Wednesday. Cops later identified him as the man in the social...
  • Chicago Is Breaking: The Celebration of Thugs Creates More Thugs

    01/06/2017 7:10:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/06/2017 | David French
    The video is horrible. A young white man is bound and gagged on the floor, huddled in a corner. A group of black men and women beat him, kick him, and cut his hair until his scalp bleeds. One of the men yells, “F*** white people. F*** Donald Trump.” It happened in Chicago. It was all streamed on Facebook Live. Chicago, of course, is the city that’s become the “nation’s abattoir,” with more murders than Los Angeles and New York City combined. And this is the second Chicago video in two months showing black suspects beating a white victim...
  • 4 in custody after mentally disabled man tied up, tortured on Facebook Live

    01/04/2017 4:04:36 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 28 replies
    Fox 32 ^ | Jan 4 2017 | Lisa Chavarria
    Investigators are looking into a Facebook live video showing a group of people holding a young man hostage VIDEO AT LINK
  • Anti-Trump ‘Occupy Inauguration’ event promoted by Seattle councilwoman with city resources

    01/04/2017 1:32:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 4, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Seattle’s only Socialist council member is using government resources to promote an anti-Trump event on Inauguration Day. Kshama Sawant wrote a letter Seattle residents as 2016 came to a close that urged them to resist “right-wing anti-worker bigot” President-elect Donald Trump. A 10-paragraph screed against the billionaire ends with a link to “Resist Trump: Occupy Inauguration — Seattle!” on Facebook. Nearly 9,000 people have seen the event and 3,000 have committed to attend. “Thank you for making 2016 a year to remember. When we fight, we win!” the Dec. 31 letter reads. “We cannot, as Hillary Clinton suggested, ‘give Trump...
  • Trump blasts Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel for record-setting 762 homicides and 4,331 shooting victims

    01/02/2017 12:11:15 PM PST · by ColdOne · 56 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 1/2/17 | David Martosko / ap
    full title....................Trump blasts Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel for record-setting 762 homicides and 4,331 shooting victims in 2016 and says he 'must ask for Federal help' if he can't fix Windy City..............................Donald Trump used his Twitter bully pulpit on Monday to blast Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for allowing his city's murder and firearms shooting rates to spiral out of control. 'Chicago murder rate is record setting – 4,331 shooting victims with 762 murders in 2016,' Trump tweeted. 'If Mayor can't do it he must ask for Federal help!'
  • 762 murdered in Chicago in 2016, CPD releases plan to curb violence

    01/02/2017 3:30:03 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 48 replies
    abc7chicago.com ^ | January 01, 2017 | Michelle Gallardo and Laura Podesta
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police have released crime statistics from 2016, with a police spokesman calling it an "unacceptable rise in violence." In the worst violence in nearly 20 years, Chicago saw 762 murders, 3,550 shooting incidents and 4,331 shooting victims.
  • Dems Plan To Use MILLIONS In Taxpayer Money To Keep Illegal Immigrants From Being Deported

    12/31/2016 3:12:32 PM PST · by ColdOne · 54 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/31/16 | Justin Caruso
    Democratic politicians, including mayors in three major cities, are looking to use millions in taxpayer funds to protect illegal immigrants in their cities from deportation. Mayors of Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco are looking to create funds to provide attorneys to illegal immigrants who face deportation, the Wall Street Journal reports. If these efforts succeed, the amount of taxpayer money set aside to protect illegal immigrants will easily be in the millions. California alone will consider a bill that may cost between $10-80 million per year. Los Angeles has already set aside $10 million for an immigrant defense fund.
  • When city retirement pays better than the job

    12/31/2016 3:18:06 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 36 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Dec. 30, 2016 | Jack Dolan
    James Mussenden doesn’t bring up his pension in casual conversation. No point getting his golf partners’ blood boiling. The retired city manager of El Monte collects more than $216,000 a year, plus cost-of-living increases and fully paid health insurance. “It’s giving me an opportunity to do a number of things I didn’t get to do when I was younger, like travel to Europe, take some things off my bucket list,” Mussenden, 66, said recently. He even flew to Scotland to play the famed Old Course at St. Andrews, a mecca for golf enthusiasts.
  • Mall mayhem: Fights break out across the US

    12/28/2016 1:20:20 AM PST · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | December 27, 2016 | Sara Sidner, Azadeh Ansari and Max Blau
    Massive brawls and food-court fights played out at more than a dozen malls across the country in what proved to be a chaotic day after Christmas. Some of the mayhem was captured on social media. The chaos prevented some shoppers from grabbing clothes off clearance racks and returning gifts. The mall incidents, which ranged from minor melees to mass evacuations, occurred from Colorado to Tennessee and Texas to New Jersey. Police in some cities are investigating the role social media may have played in organizing the disturbances. The motive behind the mall brawls is not yet known. Here's what happened...
  • Melee at Connecticut shopping mall leads to several arrests

    12/27/2016 5:20:57 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 33 replies
    News Times ^ | 27 Dec 16 | Staff
    <p>MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — State and local police have responded to a melee at a Connecticut shopping mall and arrested several people.</p> <p>Authorities say fights broke out Monday evening at The Shoppes at Buckland Hills mall in Manchester. There were no immediate reports of any serious injuries.</p>
  • Beachwood mall placed on lockdown

    12/26/2016 4:45:24 PM PST · by grayboots · 136 replies
    newsnet5 ^ | 12/26/2016 | News5 Staff
    BEACHWOOD, Ohio - The Beachwood mall is on lockdown as police respond to an incident. Authorities would not elaborate on what happened, only saying the mall was on lockdown. A Nordstrom employee told News 5 the mall was placed on lockdown around 6:45 p.m. Videos posted to social media show people running through the mall. This is a developing story. News 5 will update as more information becomes available.
  • More than 60 shot, 11 killed over holiday weekend in Chicago

    12/27/2016 6:07:31 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 54 replies
    wgntv.com ^ | December 27, 2016 | Erik Runge
    CHICAGO -- More than 60 people were shot over the holiday weekend, 11 of them fatally. One of the most recent shootings left two teenage girls injured, one critically. It happened just after 11:30 p.m. Monday outside of Leland Giants Park. The 14-year-old was with a 13-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy in a van. The 13-year-old's father had just left the van to speak with someone in a nearby house when two people came up and fired shots into the vehicle, police said. While the 13-year-old sustained a graze wound and is in stable condition, the 14-year-old was shot...
  • 8 malls across America evacuated and closed down right now due to fights.

    12/26/2016 7:21:47 PM PST · by SaxxonWoods · 104 replies
    9News.com ^ | 12/22/2016 | vanity
    Source given is just one example. All reports can be found at BreakingNews.com. Things are getting our out of control. Aurora, Colorado mall closed until Wednesday morning.
  • A Rally In Solidarity With New Yorkers Anxious About Trump Policies

    12/26/2016 7:50:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    News India Times ^ | December 26, 2016 | Staff
    Less than a month before the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, New Yorkers, including elected officials, community organizations and civil rights advocacy groups, marched from Dag Hammarskjold Plaza near the United Nations to Trump Tower on the International Migrants Day Dec. 18, to support New York’s immigrants and to protect them from the anti-immigrant policies repeatedly spoken about by Trump during his campaign. Thousands of New Yorkers came out on the streets on the International Migrants Day to attend the “March for Immigrant New York”, organized by the New York Immigration Coalition and sponsored by 85 organizations, including Chhaya CDC...
  • 33 shot, 9 fatally, in Christmas weekend gunfire across Chicago

    12/25/2016 10:33:47 PM PST · by umgud · 54 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 12/24/16 | staff
    Christmas weekend in Chicago has already seen more gun violence than it did during the entire Christmas weekend last year. Nine men were killed and at least 24 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, according to Chicago Police. Last year, a total of 30 people were shot in Chicago over the holiday weekend, leaving six dead.
  • Unmerry Christmas: Mass Brawls Break Out Across America's Malls

    12/25/2016 9:29:02 PM PST · by blam · 44 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-25-2016 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenDecember 25, 2016 During this season of joy and celebration, it appears not everyone is full of Christmas spirit. Last minute holiday shoppers have been filmed brawling with each other in New Jersey, Alabama, and Georgia shopping malls ahead of the holidays. As The Daily Mail captures on video, a fight broke out at Jersey City's Newport Center Mall on Friday night when two people started punching each other in the middle of a huge crowd. As onlookers gathered around while several people hit each other, a separate fight broke out off to the side. Multiple security guards tried...
  • Disgraceful scenes as fight breaks out at shopping centre on Christmas Eve

    12/25/2016 11:35:08 AM PST · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Express-UK ^ | December 25, 2016 | Cyrus Engineer
    Footage from the Newport Centre Mall in New Jersey shows two people attacking each other as security guards frantically try to keep the situation from boiling over. The fight broke out close to a queue of children waiting to meet the shopping centre’s Santa. One shopper, known only as Larissa, told the New Jersey Journal: “I just seen a bunch of flying fists and I seen the securest guards getting punched and anyone that was in the way getting punched.
  • At Least 27 Shot, 7 Fatally, in Chicago Over Christmas Weekend

    12/25/2016 6:26:36 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 25, 2016 | Katie Rogers
    At least 27 people were shot, seven fatally, in a 48-hour period in Chicago over Christmas weekend, according to the Chicago Police Department. It was the latest bloody chapter in a city besieged by gun violence.
  • San Francisco Ranked No. 1 Most Hungover City in Nation

    12/22/2016 5:53:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    San Francisco, this probably isn’t a ranking to be proud of. The city apparently is the most hungover city in the country, according to a recent ranking by Trulia. The Trulia ranking took into account the cities’ number of bars, the number of young people and amount of party suppliers. It also surveyed how many of a city’s residents reported having at least one binge drinking incident in the past month. “The city with the most party suppliers, young people and binge drinkers scored higher as a place to party,” a Trulia news release said. Behind San Francisco came San...
  • Say goodbye to toll gates in NYC

    12/21/2016 2:53:18 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 73 replies
    Toll gates at the Big Apple’s bridges and tunnels will disappear next year as a cashless system is rolled out, Gov. Cuomo announced Wednesday. The new system will be set up beginning in January at the Queens-Midtown and Hugh Carey tunnels, and then throughout the year at the Rockaway, RFK, Verrazano-Narrows, Throgs Neck and Bronx-Whitestone bridges. The system will collect money from drivers using E-ZPass. Those without E-ZPass will get their license plates recorded and receive a bill within 30 days. They will have 30 days to pay. All license plates will be scanned and scofflaws will be ticketed immediately....
  • The Tent Cities of San Francisco

    12/18/2016 12:22:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | DEC. 17, 2016 | DANIEL DUANE
    California may be the new capital of American liberalism, but everybody who likes the sound of that ought to consider the fate of three recent San Francisco ballot initiatives. The first, Proposition Q, aimed to eliminate homeless people’s unsightly tent camps by banning sidewalk tents and empowering the police to confiscate them with 24 hours notice so long as occupants were offered beds in shelters. San Francisco has only 1,203 emergency adult shelter beds, for a homeless population of 6,700, but a second initiative, Proposition J, promised to ease that shortfall by earmarking $50 million a year from a small...
  • Angry White Guy From Queens Now Running to Oust NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

    12/18/2016 1:10:54 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 25 replies
    The Observer.com ^ | December 18, 2016 | Will Bredderman
    Queens State Senator Tony Avella gathered a dozens-strong crowd outside the Holiday Inn Express in Maspeth, Queens—the site of a bitter battle over the city’s effort to lodge homeless families—to launch a quixotic bid to beat Mayor Bill de Blasio in next fall’s Democratic primary, accusing the liberal leader of an arrogant “top-down” approach that ignores the needs of local communities.[snip] “It is time to stop dumping homeless families and individuals in hotels and motels throughout the city without support services and the prospect of stable long-term housing and without community notification or involvement,” Avella said. “It is time to...
  • GOP Again Eyes Sanctuary Cities Ban Due to Political Tide

    12/18/2016 1:56:32 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 33 replies
    ABC news via AP ^ | December 18, 2016 | Jim Vertuno
    Texas Republicans have spent years trying to crack down on illegal immigration across the southern border with Mexico. Emboldened by the election of Donald Trump, however, the time may finally be right for the GOP to mobilize an assault on loosely defined "sanctuary cities," especially with two large counties eyeing such policies. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has pushed the issue to the front of his unofficial agenda for 2017, pledging in interviews and on social media to sign into law a "ban" on cities and local governments that are seen as protecting people in the U.S. illegally, with sanctions such...
  • Why the Ghost Ship 'slipped through the cracks' of Oakland inspectors despite repeated safety...

    12/13/2016 6:45:36 PM PST · by SteveH · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 10, 2016 | Joseph Serna, Richard Winton, Ben Poston and Veronica Rocha
    The fact that the warehouse was not on the fire inspection system is puzzling because the city Fire Prevention Bureau is required to conduct annual inspections of all commercial buildings and multifamily residences, according to city ordinance. Some former residents described the warehouse as a cluttered “death trap” lacking fire sprinklers and filled with debris and exposed wires. Some said they made complaints to the city. People rented space in the building even though it was zoned only for warehouse use. The death toll from the fire was so high because the warehouse was hosting an unpermitted concert that night....
  • Report: Too many votes registered in Detroit precincts

    12/13/2016 10:55:34 AM PST · by Behind the Blue Wall · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 13, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Voting machines in 37 percent of Detroit's precincts registered too many votes in the presidential election last month, the Detroit News reported Tuesday. Records from Wayne County show optical scanners in 248 of the city's 662 precincts registered more ballots than the number of votes tallied in the poll books. The city's voting irregularities prompted a call for an audit by Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson's office, according to the publication.
  • Norfolk Treasurer Anthony Burfoot found guilty on 6 counts in federal public corruption trial

    12/09/2016 7:47:04 PM PST · by csvset · 9 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 9 DEC 2016 | Scott Daugherty and Eric Hartley
    NORFOLK Anthony Burfoot sold his City Council votes to benefit developers for six years and then lied about it when questioned in federal court, a jury found Friday. The city’s treasurer, who previously served as vice mayor, was convicted on six of eight public corruption and perjury charges. He can remain free until he is sentenced April 17 in U.S. District Court, but he must submit to the supervision of a federal probation officer. Burfoot – who plans to appeal and continue working at the treasurer’s office while that’s pending – faces the possibility of 90 years in prison but...
  • Los Angeles Public Schools Create Hotline For Students Upset About Trump

    12/08/2016 6:45:15 PM PST · by kevcol · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 8, 2016 | Blake Neff
    The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has set up a hotline to help out students who are stressed or worried from the election of Donald Trump has president. . . “Although it has been nearly a month since the presidential election, many of our students still have questions and concerns about potential impact on them and their families,” Superintendent Michelle King said in the recorded phone call for parents. . . Seventy-four percent of LAUSD’s 655,000 students are Hispanic, and the district includes thousands of students who are illegal immigrants or the children of illegal immigrants. The district saw...
  • Veterans’ group Chicago suspects being ‘muscled’ by city out of facility near proposed Obama library

    12/06/2016 1:25:38 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 15, 2016 | Joseph Weber
    Veterans’ group in Chicago suspects being ‘muscled’ by city out of facility near proposed Obama library By Joseph Weber Published May 15, 2016 FoxNews.com A charity group that helps homeless military veterans on Chicago’s South Side says the city is trying to take control of the meager facility to make way for the restaurants, shops and other commercial venues that would complement the proposed Obama presidential library and museum. Group leaders said the RTW Veterans Center is the last privately-owned property on a stretch of S. King Boulevard near the proposed Washington Park site for the Barack Obama Presidential Center...
  • Half of Detroit votes may be ineligible for recount

    12/05/2016 8:14:01 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 95 replies
    The Detroit News | December 5, 2016 | Chad Livengood and Joel Kurth
    Block due to Copyright
  • NYPD sees 'huge spike' in hate crimes post-election

    12/05/2016 6:22:10 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/12/16 | JTA
    The New York Police Department said it has seen a dramatic rise in hate crimes following the election of Donald Trump, with the majority of incidents directed at Jews. There has been a 115 percent increase in bias crimes in New York City following Election Day, with Jews being targeted in 24 of the 43 incidents during that nearly monthlong period. The anti-Semitic incidents represented a threefold increase from November 2015, The New York Observer reported. In total, hate crimes have increased 35 percent from 2015, the NYPD's chief of detectives, Robert Boyce, said Monday morning. "We had a huge...
  • 100,000 New Yorkers Don't Want Melania Trump In City

    12/04/2016 9:51:17 AM PST · by Fennie · 117 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 3, 2016 | By Solange Reyner
    New Yorkers don't want Melania Trump in the city. Almost 100,000 people signed a petition requesting that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio refuse to pay close to $1 million per day to protect President-elect Donald Trump's wife, The Independent reported. "The New York taxpayers refuse to pay over $1 million a day so she can stay," they said. "If this decision has been made, between the two of them they should be the ones to pay for it. Not New York taxpayer dollars that could be used on roads, schools, transit, sanitation, new jobs and...
  • In Mr. Pence’s New D.C. Neighborhood, Not Exactly The Welcome Wagon [Rainbow Flags Greeting]

    12/03/2016 7:31:25 PM PST · by Steelfish · 82 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Ian Shapira.
    In Mr. Pence’s New D.C. Neighborhood, Not Exactly The Welcome Wagon By Ian Shapira. December 3. In the affluent Washington neighborhood of Chevy Chase, the tinsel, poinsettias and Christmas trees are competing for attention this holiday season with an unusual house decoration: gay pride rainbow flags. When news filtered out in late November that Vice President-elect Mike Pence was temporarily moving into the white colonial with green shutters on Tennyson Street NW — in the heart of Chevy Chase, a liberal Democratic stronghold — neighbors decided to greet the Republican interloper with polite protest: rainbow flags flapping from their homes....
  • Philadelphia starts an election recount of 4 percent of divisions

    12/02/2016 4:36:53 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 83 replies
    Philly.Com News ^ | December 2, 2016 | Claudia Vargas
    Some snapped pictures, others watched intently as an official recount of 75 Philadelphia voting divisions took place Friday afternoon at the city's massive voting machine warehouse in Nicetown. The recount of 4 percent of the city's 1,686 voting divisions was the result of a recount campaign launched by Green party presidential candidate Jill Stein in various counties and states throughout the country. Philadelphia City Commissioners, who make up the Board of Elections, agreed to recount ballots in 75 divisions in which there were at least three affidavits for each division from voters asking for a recount. They rejected the request...
  • Homophobic, sexist, anti-white language abundant in Charlottesville vice mayor's tweets

    11/30/2016 11:44:17 AM PST · by WayneS · 14 replies
    Cavalier Daily ^ | 11/28/2016 | Anna Higgins & Tim Dodson
    Charlottesville Vice Mayor Wes Bellamy published several tweets between 2009 and 2014 using gay slurs, comments against white people, lewd slang for female genitalia and other profanities. Many of the old tweets show a stark contrast between his more recent posts lauding women’s and LGBTQ rights. Bellamy made his Twitter account private this Saturday.
  • Mayors of Sanctuary Cities Who Disregard Federal Law Should Be Arrested

    11/29/2016 1:28:09 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 45 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/29/16 | Katy Grimes
    This illegal stance on Sanctuary Cities, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, Sacramento Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg are favoring criminal illegal aliens over the safety of law-abiding citizens. Should pay the ultimate price for not upholding the of law The United States is either a nation of people ruled by laws and Constitution, or we are a nation ruled by ideological tyrants. One example of this is the illegal protecting by “Sanctuary cities” of convicted criminals. “It is time to start locking up local officials like Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for interfering with the enforcement of federal immigration law,” Matthew Vadum of Canada...
  • ‘The Consequences Will Be So Extreme’ — Texas Governor Announces War On Sanctuary Cities

    11/29/2016 11:22:24 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/29/2016 | Christian Datoc
    Greg Abbot is using Monday’s horrific attack at Ohio State University to call for an end to sanctuary cities in both Texas and the rest of the United States. The Texas governor told the “Fox & Friends” crew Tuesday that in the upcoming legislative sessions “we will pass a law, banning sanctuary cities in the state of Texas.” Abbot has already used his “powers as governor of Texas to withhold funds from cities or counties that declare themselves to be sanctuary cities,” but his new declaration will make “the consequences will be so extreme for these cities and counties that...