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  • BLM Founder: Policing Is Problematic, So We Need Police-Free Communities

    09/26/2016 12:06:32 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 85 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/26/16 | Amber Randall
    Since policing is a problem, the police should be removed from communities altogether, according to Black Lives Matter founder Alicia Garza. Garza argued that the United States gives too much respect to police officers, explaining that when police do wrong, a few bad cops are blamed, rather than a “corroded and corrupt system.” “Quite frankly, many of our [Black Lives Matter] members are continuing to investigate what it would mean to have police-free
  • Father of 4 dies in same way as his parents before him: gunshots

    09/25/2016 11:31:52 AM PDT · by BBell · 31 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/25/16 | Laura McKnight, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Tuesday night (Sept. 20), 38-year-old Travon Williams lay dead on the pavement outside a small grocery store at the intersection of North Claiborne Avenue and Desire Street. Fatally shot, Williams had followed a grim pattern running through his family, a well-worn groove of untimely, violent deaths. According to those who knew him, Williams had spent the past few years of his life trying to build better relationships with his daughters -- and trying to free himself from a tragic legacy. At age 5, Williams lost his 24-year-old mother to gunfire at a Desire neighborhood barroom. Gretchen Williams of Desire was...
  • For some Democrats, it's voting for Clinton - and keeping it quiet

    09/25/2016 1:51:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 25, 2016 | Amy Tenneery
    One would expect voters from the heavily Democratic Brooklyn neighborhood of Cobble Hill to pick presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 general election. Just don't expect them to advertise it. Like lawns and windowsills in liberal pockets across the country, much of the neighborhood is bereft of pro-Clinton signage in the final weeks before the election. It's a stark contrast to the 2012 and 2008 campaigns, when President Barack Obama whipped up a frenzy of support from Democrats and his signature "Hope" and "Forward" signs were ubiquitous. The scarcity of lawn and window signs is an indication of...
  • Hillary’s Campaign Manager Goes Into Full Spin Mode When Asked About ‘Sanctuary Cities’

    09/25/2016 12:45:16 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/25/2016 | Christian Datoc
    Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, totally ignored a question about sanctuary cities on Sunday’s broadcast of “State of the Union.” "I know you have a lot of criticism of Donald Trump’s position [on immigration]," host Jake Tapper posed to Mook. "When it comes to Hillary Clinton I have to ask about sanctuary cities, cities where they don’t enforce federal immigration laws and that sometimes means people who are criminals, who are in this country illegally end up getting free and committing worse crimes. It’s a fact that that does happen. Does Hillary Clinton consider sanctuary cities to be a...
  • Mass shooting in downtown Baltimore, at least 8 victims

    09/24/2016 6:48:46 PM PDT · by TruBluKentuckian · 92 replies
    Baltimore police confirm 8 people shot, including a 3-year-old child. None of the victims have life-threatening injuries. A suspect is not yet in custody. Details soon.
  • Clinton would make a sober, smart and pragmatic president. Trump would be a catastrophe. (tr)

    09/25/2016 7:01:45 AM PDT · by dayglored · 60 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | Sep 23, 2016 | L.A. Times Editorial Board
    (Original title: Hillary Clinton would make a sober, smart and pragmatic president. Donald Trump would be a catastrophe.) American voters have a clear choice on Nov. 8. We can elect an experienced, thoughtful and deeply knowledgeable public servant or a thin-skinned demagogue who is unqualified and unsuited to be president. Donald J. Trump, a billionaire businessman and television personality, is the latter. He has never held elected office and has shown himself temperamentally unfit to do so. He has run a divisive, belligerent, dishonest campaign, repeatedly aligning himself with racists, strongmen and thugs while maligning or dismissing large segments of...
  • Breaking -- Charlotte Rioting - 1 Shot, Another Injured!

    09/21/2016 6:12:17 PM PDT · by CWW · 475 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09-2102016 | CWW
    FOX News is currently broadcasting an ongoing riot by black lives matters and other agitator groups in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina. One black man has been shot and a Nother has been injured. The identity of the shooter has not been determined. They are rioting in front of the Ritz Carlton and Omni hotels, and have also destroyed a Mercedes SUV. It is complete bedlam over the shooting of a armed black man by a black police officer. Thanks, Obama! /s
  • Farrakhan to Obama: Let Trump Do Want He Wants, You Failed Inner City Blacks

    09/21/2016 11:12:46 AM PDT · by Voluntaryist · 84 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 9/21/2016 | Pam Key
    Sunday at the Men’s Day program hosted at Union Temple Baptist Church in Washington, DC, Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan said to President Barack Obama, “Your people are suffering and dying in the streets,” of Chicago, so “you failed to do what should have been done.” Farrakhan continued by saying it is time to let Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump do “what he wants to because he is not destroying your legacy.”
  • BOMB SUSPECT GETS $5.2M BAIL Man eyed in NY/NJ blasts charged in gunfight, awaits federal charges

    09/20/2016 6:05:34 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 48 replies
    FOXNews ^ | FOX
    Headline Only Why is a man who got into a gunfight with cops and apparently tried to kill dozens in NYC and NJ bombings getting any bail ???!!!!! If he makes bail, he will be AMF within 24 hours, and return to the Middle East as a lauded hero!
  • THE WASHINGTON COMPOST: Suspect in N.Y., N.J. bombings arrested after shootout; ‘no indication’ o

    09/19/2016 4:47:42 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    THE WASHINGTON COMPOST ^ | 09/19/2016 | Renae Merle, Matt Zapotosky, Amy B Wang, Mark Berman and Ellen Nakashima
    ELIZABETH, N.J. – Authorities said they apprehended Ahmad Khan Rahami, the 28-year-old wanted in connection with weekend bombings in Manhattan and Seaside Park, N.J., after a shootout Monday with police officers. The bloody incident capped off a frantic 72-hour period in this region and beyond, marked by the dual bombings, a stabbing spree in Minnesota and then, Sunday night, the discovery of still more explosive devices at a train station here. Even as the widening probe into the bombings continued across this region, authorities sought to reassure residents that the the bombings and additional explosives appeared to be the work...
  • QUESTION: Is Ahmad Khan Rahami a registered Democrat?

    09/19/2016 3:20:48 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 27 replies
    NLZ ^ | Sept 19,2016 | NLZ
    QUESTION: Is Ahmad Khan Rahami a democrat?
  • CHICAGO POLICE TO UNDERGO MANDATORY 'DE-ESCALATION' TRAINING

    09/19/2016 12:49:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    AP ^ | September 19, 2016 | Staff
    The Chicago Police Department launched mandatory training designed to help officers de-escalate conflicts, including situations involving the use of force and mental health issues. The program, which Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is scheduled to discuss Monday evening, is among several department reforms following the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. The black teenager was shot 16 times in 2014 by a white Chicago police officer. Graphic squad-car video of the shooting was released last year, prompting citywide protests, police leadership changes and a U.S. Department of Justice investigation.
  • FBI detains 5 in connection to Chelsea bombing

    09/18/2016 8:30:46 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 138 replies
    <p>FBI agents stopped a car in Brooklyn carrying five men who may be connected to Saturday’s bombing in Chelsea, sources said.</p> <p>The men were heading over the Verrazano Bridge from Staten Island to Brooklyn when they were stopped Sunday night.</p>
  • 'An Act of Terrorism': Investigators Hunting for Clues in NYC Bomb That Injured 29

    09/18/2016 6:59:21 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/18/2016 | JONATHAN DIENST, TOM WINTER, RICHARD ESPOSITO, EMMANUELLE SALIBA, PHIL HELSEL and ELISHA FIELDSTADT
    An explosion that injured 29 people when it rocked a crowded Manhattan neighborhood Saturday night has been determined to be an "intentional act," and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said it was clearly "an act of terrorism." The explosion, on West 23rd Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues in the Chelsea neighborhood, was reported around 8:30 p.m. Twenty-nine people were hospitalized with injuries, but they had all been released by Sunday afternoon, authorities said. "A bomb exploding in New York is obviously an act of terrorism," Cuomo said Sunday morning.
  • New York City’s explosion investigation spotlights the blurry line between violence and terrorism

    09/18/2016 4:52:00 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 25 replies
    Quartz ^ | 18 Sep 2016 | Amy X. Wang
    An explosion rocked the lower Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea on the night of Sept. 17. In a press conference shortly afterward, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio stressed there was “no specific and credible threat against New York City at this point in time from any terror organization”—though he noted the incident is being treated as an “intentional act.”
  • Alexandria [VA] City Council votes to rename Jefferson Davis Highway

    09/17/2016 5:14:55 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 50 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | September 17, 2016 5:24 pm | Jenny Glick
    WASHINGTON — In a unanimous vote Saturday, the Alexandria City Council has decided to change the name of Jefferson Davis Highway, a roadway named for Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy. “I could honestly say, personally, raise my taxes to pay for it, to satisfy my parents, my grandparents,” Councilman Willie F. Bailey Sr. said. The council discussed the possibility of changing the name to Patrick Henry but tabled the discussion for later. An advisory committee did not recommend name changes for all the streets in Alexandria named after Confederate soldiers but has now opened the door for neighbors...
  • Is Gun Confiscation Coming to Hawaii?

    09/17/2016 3:10:25 PM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | Sep. 16, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    States are seen as the laboratories for democracy. They can be places to cite great public policy successes and highlight the many horrible failures. As more Democratic states adopt more anti-gun policies, there are fears that the groundwork for confiscation is being set. Of all places, you would think that California, or New York, would be the place that Second Amendment rights advocates fear would be the test area for such policies. Nope. It’s actually Hawaii. The Aloha State is the first in the country that requires its gun-owning residents to enter a federal database (via NRA Hunters): Hawaii’s...
  • Vanity: Can somebody post a link to a thread about the Philadelphia shooting last night?

    09/17/2016 12:36:52 PM PDT · by Dawn53Fl · 6 replies
    I've tried keywords and title search and I must be doing something wrong. I just was flipping channels and happened across a press conference in Philadelphia. That was the first I'd heard of it. Any info would be appreciated.
  • 2 Police Officers Shot in West Philly, 1 Suspect Dead

    09/16/2016 9:32:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WCAU-TV ^ | September 16, 2016 | Sara Smith
    A female Philadelphia Police Sergeant and a male University of Pennsylvania Officer were shot in West Philadelphia Friday night, according to police. One suspect was also shot and killed. Shots rang out after 11 p.m. near 51st and Sansom streets in West Philadelphia. Police said one suspect was dead. The search continued for possible other suspects. Officers could be seen searching homes in the area. A civilian was also shot. Both officers were taken to Penn Presbyterian Hospital, listed in stable condition. There was no word on the condition of the civilian. Commissioner Ross was expected to provide an update...
  • Black Lives Matter activist changes tune on police following robbery (now wants patrols!)

    09/15/2016 6:21:20 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 36 replies
    A University of Houston grad student active in the local Black Lives Matter movement is suddenly all for police patrols in his neighborhood — after he was robbed at gunpoint outside his apartment. Jerry Ford Jr., described as one the leaders of the BLM movement on campus, tells KTRK that he spotted the young man loitering outside his apartment one evening last week but thought little of it. But when he went to unlock the door, the man pulled a gun and stole Ford’s wallet and cell phone.
  • BREAKING: Man shot near Macy's 'for hitting New York cop in the HEAD with a meat cleaver' - and

    09/15/2016 3:35:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/15/16 | James Wilkinson
    A man has reportedly been shot by police after hitting a police officer in the head with a meat cleaver near Macy's flagship store in New York. Police had been called out to deal with a cleaver-wielding attacker in Manhattan's Koreatown; the man refused to drop the weapon and the officers gave chase when he fled, police said. Cops say he then attacked one officer, causing a laceration to his head or face, and police opened fire - at which point another cop was struck in the back, authorities said.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Detroit black radio host pulled from air for being Trump supporter

    09/15/2016 12:21:27 PM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 19 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 9/15/2016 | John Binder
    A Detroit, Michigan radio host has been pulled from local airwaves for supporting GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump after the New York business mogul visited the area on the campaign trail. Wayne Bradley, a black Trump supporter, took to Facebook to say that he was put on "hiatus" after Trump visited Detroit, saying he has "not been allowed back on the air since." When The American Mirror contacted the Detroit radio station, a representative said, "He's no longer on the air," after being asked about Bradley. Asked why that was, the station representative told The American Mirror "I really don't...
  • Hillary’s Poll Numbers Just TANKED In One Of America’s Most Liberal Cities (D.C.)

    09/15/2016 9:54:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    Dailycaller.com ^ | 9-15-2016 | Phillip Stucky
    Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's poll numbers dropped dramatically in the Democratic stronghold of Washington, D.C., according to a Google Consumer Surveys poll published Thursday. Clinton still led Republican nominee Donald Trump by 6 points, at 38 to 32 percent, but her lead fell dramatically in a poll released in the first Thursday of September, where Clinton led by 25 points, earning 48 percent compared to 22 percent for Trump. The District of Columbia is ranked "safe Democrat" by the University of Virginia's Center for Politics, and statistics site 538, but recent poll numbers could change that determination. In every election...
  • City of Alexandria [VA] Stonewalling Investigation Into Illegally Registered Voters

    09/14/2016 4:26:48 PM PDT · by FoxInSocks · 22 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 12, 2016 | Joe Schoffstall
    The city of Alexandria, Va., is stonewalling an investigation into voter rolls in the city that could have illegally registered voters. The Public Interest Legal Foundation, an Indiana-based law firm that litigates to protect election integrity, filed a lawsuit in April against the city of Alexandria on behalf of the Virginia Voters Alliance, a group dedicated to improving election laws. The groups contended that voter rolls in Alexandria have for years contained more registrants than people of voting age in the city. In January, PILF sent a statutory notice letter to Anna J. Leider, the general registrar of Alexandria, warning...
  • Paris is a post-apocalyptic hellhole of public urination and litter... (tr)

    09/14/2016 8:53:11 AM PDT · by NRx · 53 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09-13-2016 | Zoe Strimpel
    It was 1am and we were just leaving dinner at a friend’s house behind Montmartre. We were tired, but the taxi we’d called for never appeared. So we headed down to the main road to try to hail a cab, along with a number of other stragglers now wishing, like us, they’d kept Metro hours. Within minutes, several men had urinated in plain sight very near to us; one had clambered up on a little raised platform with some shrubbery on it just to do so. Nearby, a woman yelled in French “You’re no better than beasts!” but the beasts...
  • SF school board head calls for renaming slaveowner branded schools

    09/14/2016 9:23:36 AM PDT · by massmike · 31 replies
    sfexaminer.com ^ | 09/14/2016 | Michael Barba
    The head of San Francisco’s school board wants to strip the names of slaveholders off local public schools like George Washington High School, one of many schools in The City named after dead white men with “problematic” histories, he said Monday. Board of Education President Matt Haney is expected to introduce a resolution as early as next week encouraging schools in the San Francisco Unified School District that bear the names of men with questionable human rights legacies to consider proposing new monikers. Haney is hoping the school district can have more schools named after people of color, women and...
  • DC Police Chief, Cathy Lanier, Announces Retirement, Job Change at Age 49

    09/11/2016 6:14:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    ammoland ^ | 10 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    According to wikipeida, Chief Lanier was born on July 22, 1967.  That makes her a few weeks over 49 years old today.  She is retiring as of September 16th, when she will be almost 49 years and two months old.  From wtop.com: When retiring D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier takes her new job as head of security for the NFL, she’ll be tackling one of pro football’s ongoing problems — domestic violence. After almost 10 years as chief, and 26 years with the Metropolitan Police Department, Lanier’s final day will be Sept. 16, and within days she will assume...
  • Trump's Plan for the Inner-City is Pitch Perfect

    09/09/2016 12:16:50 AM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 19 replies
    Vanity | September 10, 2016 | Behind the Blue Wall
    In the last couple of weeks, we've seen Trump roll out his plan for reviving America's inner cities and other economically depressed areas. As someone who has in various capacities worked on this issue, I must say that Trump has brilliantly boiled down the question down to the three elements that would form the essential foundation of an effective federal urban policy: law and order, school choice and trade reform. In my 20 or so years of working on this issue, I've met with thousands of people who live in these communities, and I can guarantee you that the vast...
  • (Chicago) Teacher Disciplined After Trying To Force Student To Stand For Pledge

    09/09/2016 6:25:00 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 8, 2016
    A Blue Island high school teacher has been disciplined, after trying to force a student to stand for the pledge of allegiance. Michael Stillman, an attorney for Community High School District 218, wouldn't say how the teacher was disciplined, but said her behavior did not rise to the level of a fireable offense. [Snip] The student's mother, Kelly Porter, said the teacher was suspended. [Snip] Her 15-year-old son, Shemar Cooper, chose to sit during the pledge two weeks ago, and his Spanish teacher approached him about it. His mother acknowledged his response was "America sucks," and she said that "was...
  • Here’s the Real Reason Trump’s Outreach to Blacks Scares the Left

    09/07/2016 11:23:08 AM PDT · by oblomov · 47 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 7 Sep 2016 | Liz Peek
    The Left hates Donald Trump, but nothing has inspired more invective than his outreach to the black community. It’s like he has barged into an exclusive club wearing the wrong color shoes. In a recent column in The New York Times, Charles Blow sounds positively unhinged by Trump’s overture to African-Americans, writing a hate-filled screed that calls the GOP candidate a bigot, a reprobate, and a charlatan whose soul is “dark” and who is “a prime example of the worst of humanity.” And that’s just in the opening paragraphs. Related: Clinton’s Email Mess Hands a Lifeline to the Floundering Trump...
  • Newark in NJ voted world’s most unfriendly city due to 'extreme traffic' and ‘sad looking’ scenery

    09/06/2016 2:52:48 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    MSN The Independent ^ | September 2, 2016
    Dubbed a "business necessity" rather than a leisure destination, Newark in New Jersey, US, has landed the top spot as the world's least friendly city. Newark's "extreme traffic and poor signage" have been cited as reasons for the city's lack of congeniality, while its status as an airport city is said to make it crowded and overpriced. One disappointed traveller recently said Newark was "one of the saddest looking cities" they had ever seen.
  • City on the brink: Petersburg can’t pay its bills and time is running out

    09/05/2016 3:14:33 PM PDT · by NRx · 61 replies
    WaPo ^ | 09-05-2016 | Gregory S. Schneider
    ...This city of 32,000 just south of Richmond is facing a financial crisis unusual for fiscally conservative Virginia — or any state. In at least the past four years, the city had spent all of its reserves and then kept spending money it didn’t have. It took out short-term loans based on anticipated tax revenue to keep paying bills. When the loans ran out, it stopped paying. Some fire and rescue equipment has been repossessed. The city trash hauler is threatening to stop pickup. And lenders will not give Petersburg any more loans. In his 46 years minding state ledgers...
  • Trump Visits Ben Carson's Detroit Neighborhood (Trump chats with neighbors)

    09/05/2016 7:53:54 PM PDT · by GilGil · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/3/2016 | AP
    Donald Trump joined former GOP rival Ben Carson on a brief visit to the Detroit neighborhood where Carson grew up. The visit was part of the GOP nominee's effort to woo African-Americans two months before the election.
  • Tim Kaine Dismisses Sanctuary Cities As a 'Phantom'

    09/02/2016 9:10:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 2, 2016 | 9:09 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Hillary Clinton’s running mate Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) shrugged off the reality of sanctuary cities in an interview with CNN’s “New Day” on Thursday, calling them a “phantom.” “When Donald Trump kind of goes after these phantom sanctuary cities and talks about how bad they are, basically what he’s going after is police chiefs. And I trust police chiefs, in terms of knowing what should be done to keep their communities safer — and police departments and mayors a lot more than I trust Donald Trump.” […] Trump repeatedly has criticized sanctuary cities on the campaign trail: “I have met...
  • Chris Cuomo Calls Out Tim Kaine on Sanctuary Cities Existence

    09/03/2016 7:50:47 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 3, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Sanctuary cities? What are they? I never heard of them. They must be phantoms. Such was the feigned ignorance of Democrat vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine on CNN's New Day on Thursday. It was so embarrassing in its pretense that even host Chris Cuomo had to call Kaine out on it as you can see:
  • Trump to stump in Philly on Friday for African American votes

    09/02/2016 9:52:13 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 30 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 09/02/2016 | Chris Brennan
    --SNIP-- Trump will visit Philadelphia on Friday afternoon for a private meeting with African American voters at a North Broad Street catering hall operated by a nonprofit controlled by the Greater Exodus Baptist Church. Trump's campaign declined to comment, but the visit was confirmed by two congressional candidates - both African American - who were invited to the event by the Republican State Committee. Greater Exodus is headed by the Rev. Herb Lusk II, a onetime Eagles running back and a prominent conservative who twice hosted visits there by President George W. Bush
  • BILL DEBLASIO BOOED big time at US Open Opening Ceremony!

    08/29/2016 4:43:04 PM PDT · by Toespi · 31 replies
    Just about everyone booed DeBlasio, just a couple of hand claps.
  • Baltimore Residents Beg Police To Protect Their Neighborhoods (what do they have to lose?)

    08/29/2016 12:47:32 PM PDT · by GilGil · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/29/2016 | Amber Randall
    As Justice Department civil rights lawyers held a meeting to talk about overhauling the Baltimore police department, another group of Baltimore residents gathered to beg the police to fix the crime in their neighborhoods. The meetings show a disconnect between those who are concerned about crime and those worried about police reform, reports the Washington Post. Neither group was aware the other one was meeting.
  • Man hurls Molotov cocktail into 70-year-old woman's car as she's driving to church in St. Louis

    08/29/2016 11:38:58 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 43 replies
    Stltoday.com (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) ^ | August 29, 2016 | Kristen Taketa
    ST. LOUIS • A 70-year-old woman was driving to church Sunday morning when three men pulled up alongside her in a Monte Carlo with Illinois plates, according to Dionne Flowers, alderwoman from the city's 2nd Ward. "What's up OG, don't get too hot," the passenger in the back seat said before hurling a Molotov cocktail into the woman's SUV, according to Flowers, who spoke to police and people who were at the scene. It exploded, and fire torched the inside of the woman's car. She managed to escape with no injuries with the aid of Larry Middlebrook, a St. Louis...
  • Minimum Wage Claims Its Latest Victims - Ashley Furniture Slashes 840 Jobs In California

    08/29/2016 5:35:32 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 57 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | Aug 28, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    A few weeks back we pointed out a couple of the reasons that businesses are fleeing California by the 1,000's ("3 Simple Charts That Help Explain Why 9,000 Businesses Have Left California In Just 7 Years"). Clearly the implementation of a State-wide $15 minimum wage hasn't helped "lure" business owners. On Friday, Ashley Furniture's 840 employees working in the company's production and warehouse facility in Colton, California became the latest victims of California's minimum wage hike. Ashley announced they would be leaving open their retail store in Colton, but would be relocating the production facility that accounts for most of...
  • New Baltimore Aerial Surveillance Program Raises Trust Issues.

    08/28/2016 10:22:50 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 55 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/28/2016 | Jon Schuppe
    Small planes outfitted with video cameras have been flying over Baltimore since January, capturing activity on the streets below and relaying the footage to police to help them catch criminals. The public knew nothing about it until this week — when Bloomberg Businessweek ran a cover story about the trial program. Airplane used to conduct wide area surveillance. Persistent Surveillance Systems The revelations triggered outrage from elected officials, defense lawyers and the American Civil Liberties Union, who said the program raised privacy concerns and could aggravate public distrust in a city that exploded in riots last year after the death...
  • Trump Campaign Manager Conway: We Are Planning to Hold Minority Outreach Events in Inner Cities

    08/28/2016 8:05:54 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 28,2015 | PAM KEY
    On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway pledged the campaign will be doing minority outreach events in inner cities .Conway said, “I pledge to you and everybody who is watching, Those events are actually being planned. And we are very excited about them. Look, John McCain and mitt Romney are fine — they’re wonderful human beings, great Americans. they were fine presidential nominees. John McCain got 4 percent of the African-American vote, and Mitt Romney improved that to a whopping 6 percent. We’re fighting for every single vote. We’re going...
  • Dallas Judges Shred Constitution, Steal Millions

    08/27/2016 6:27:20 PM PDT · by MThomp · 46 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8-12-2016 | John Griffing
    In a series of events most would normally dismiss as outlandish, one American citizen was launched from civil court into a legal limbo where for years he was deprived by a federal judge of counsel, property, speech and travel. The case seems unthinkable in the American judicial system, but the story is true, and it happened to one Jeff Baron. Jeff Baron is a Dallas resident and U.S. citizen who was put into “virtual slavery” by U.S. District Court Judge Royal Furgeson after Baron settled an otherwise ordinary contract dispute in his court. Although Baron was never accused of any...
  • Report: Black men, boys shot most by Chicago police

    08/27/2016 12:10:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 124 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2016 1:45 PM EDT
    After threatening to sue, the Chicago Tribune has obtained data from the city’s police department that tracks every time an officer has opened fire in the city over the past six years. The vast majority of those hit were black men or boys. There were 435 police shootings from 2010 through 2015, in which officers killed 92 people and wounded 170 others. In all, officers fired 2,623 bullets. The newspaper’s findings show about four out of every five people shot were African-American males. It found that about half of the officers involved were African-American or Hispanic and most of them...
  • NYC police union names Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke as Man of the Year

    08/25/2016 3:31:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 25, 2016 | Andrea Noble
    The largest union representing New York City police officers has awarded its man of the year honor to an outspoken black conservative and supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, known for his criticisms of the Black Lives Matter movement as well as President Obama, was named Man of the Year by the New York Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association. Annual honors in the past have often gone to elected leaders or lawmen with New York ties — such as the 2015 award to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo or to former New York Police Department Commissioner...
  • Trump’s New Hampshire Speech: “Clinton Corruption and Sabotage of Inner Cities” (transcript)…

    08/25/2016 3:19:30 PM PDT · by AmusedBystander · 22 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8/25/2016 | sundance
    “It is so great to be back in New Hampshire. I have developed such deep affection for this state and for its people. My first victory took place here. Over the next 74 days, we are all going to work very hard together to win this state – just like we did in the primaries – and to win the White House for the American people. Our victory is going to be a victory for the great majority of Americans whose voice has not been heard. Year after year, we live under a Washington regime that ignores your demands, rejects...
  • Seattle could open housing for homeless where it’s OK to use heroin

    08/24/2016 6:50:38 AM PDT · by Al Gore Vidal · 17 replies
    The Heroin Task Force formed by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine has endorsed opening safe-consumption sites for addicts, which would be a first in the U.S. But some say getting homeless addicts off the streets requires an even bolder move.
  • Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke: ‘The American ghetto has replaced the plantation’

    08/23/2016 1:51:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 23, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke on Tuesday ripped President Obama as a “race hustler” and condemned the Black Lives Matter movement for not doing enough to help Louisiana flood victims. Sheriff Clarke called the president an “elitist” who chose to finish out his family vacation in Martha’s Vineyard before heading to survey the flood damage in Baton Rouge on Tuesday. “He’s an elitist. He’s at Martha’s Vineyard while American people are suffering down in Louisiana,” he said on “Fox & Friends.”
  • Anthony Weiner thinks The Post is trying to ‘catfish’ him

    08/22/2016 12:26:54 AM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 51 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 8/21/2016 | Page Six
    Anthony Weiner continues to pretend The Post “set him up” to be “catfished.” “Look, I am a target of a local newspaper here in New York,” the pervy pol said on Fernand Amandi’s radio show in Miami this week after Weiner was caught giving out his cellphone number to a guy posing as a female college student during a flirty, private online chat on an LA trip. “They got someone to get into a conversation with me online. I caught them at it, but they still had enough things to make a story out of it.”
  • 7 Killed, 47 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    08/22/2016 5:33:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    NBC News Chicago ^ | August 22, 2016
    Seven people were killed and at least 47 more people — including an 8-year-old girl — were wounded in shootings across the city between Friday evening and Monday morning, according to Chicago Police. The weekend’s latest homicides happened within 20 minutes of each other Sunday afternoon on the Southwest and West sides. About 4:30 p.m. in Gage Park, someone walked up to a 35-year-old man in the hallway of a home in the 5500 block of South Spaulding and shot him in the left leg. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he later died, police...