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  • 1,000 more people shot in Chicago compared with same time last year

    10/17/2016 11:20:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/17/2016 | Staff
    A thousand more people have been shot in Chicago this year compared with the same time last year after a weekend that saw eight people killed and at least 40 wounded, according to police and data compiled by the Tribune. At least 3,475 people had been shot in the city as of shortly after midnight Monday compared with 2,441 people shot this time last year, an increase of 1,034, according to Tribune data. There have been at least 595 homicides this year compared with 409 this time last year, an increase of 186. The gun violence over the weekend was...
  • Oregon hospital ER quarantined after people start hallucinating

    10/17/2016 7:11:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    KIMA ^ | Thursday, October 13th 2016 | KVAL-TV News & Associated Press
    The bizarre incident began around 3 a.m. Wednesday when the elderly woman's caregiver, a 52-year-old woman, called authorities to say people were vandalizing her car. A deputy responded to the home, on East Bay Road in North Bend, but found nothing. The caregiver called back at 5:30 a.m. and was then taken to Bay Area Hospital after deputies suspected the woman might be having a medical issues causing hallucinations. Medical personnel checked her, she appeared fine and returned home. Then the two deputies who worked with the caregiver began having hallucinations and had to be hospitalized. After that, the 78-year-old...
  • Seattle Teachers Enforce Black Lives Matter Indoctrination

    10/17/2016 7:59:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/17/16 | Matthew Vadum
    A Maoist-style reeducation fest approaches in Seattle schools Thousands of taxpayer-supported Seattle teachers are planning to don Black Lives Matter t-shirts this week in public schools and force-feed left-wing propaganda to their students about race in an effort to draw attention to the systemic racism they imagine is embedded in the public education regime. The shirts say “Black Lives Matter” and “We Stand Together,” which is almost identical in meaning to the Hillary Clinton campaign slogan “Standing Together.”
  • Some people of color in Philadelphia turn out for Trump

    10/16/2016 5:17:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 16, 2016 | Michaela Winberg
    Abdul Fattah, a Muslim man from Philadelphia, isn't offended by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's promise of a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States if he is elected. In fact, Fattah said, he actually is "grateful" for the proposed policy. "A lot of Americans have the misconception that Donald Trump is racist toward Muslims," said Fattah, 39, who attended a rally on Independence Mall Sunday as part of a small group under the banner Muslims for Trump. "That's not what [the policy] is about whatsoever. It's about the extreme vetting of Muslims coming into this country, and I...
  • Boyle Heights activists say white art elites are ruining the neighborhood

    10/15/2016 5:59:35 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 14, 2016 | Carolina A. Miranda
    A century ago, if you’d uttered the word “artist,” chances are it would have been accompanied by the modifier “starving.” Consider the tubercular waifs of Puccini’s “La Bohème” burning manuscripts to stay warm in their Paris garrets. Or New York’s Abstract Expressionists drinking nickel coffee at Depression-era cafeterias.
  • Massachusetts Official Urged to Resign after Grilling Judicial Nominee About Catholic Faith

    10/13/2016 6:54:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    A ranking public official in Massachusetts is coming under fire for grilling a judicial nominee about his Catholic faith. Eileen Duff, a member of the Governor’s Council (a body that approves the appointments of new judges), focused on religious issues in her questions of James Gavin Reardon, Jr, who had been nominated for a seat on the Massachusetts Superior Court. Claiming that members of the US Supreme Court have allowed their religious beliefs to influence their decisions, Duff asked Reardon whether his faith would “interfere with your judgment” on some issues. When Reardon declined to discuss his religious beliefs, Duff...
  • Boston officers remain in critical condition (info on suspect)

    10/13/2016 7:13:38 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 28 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/13/16 | Laura Crimaldi and John Element
    Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said the two officers wounded in a shootout in East Boston Wednesday night are out of surgery, but remain in extremely critical condition. (snip) The commissioner identified the suspect as Kirk Figueroa, 33. A Ford Crown Victoria with the name of a website, Elite, was towed from the scene by police Thursday morning. (Note: Figeroa was killed.) On the website, a man who identifies himself as Kirk Figueroa describes himself as a former member of a US Army Reserves military police unit who works as a bounty hunter in California, is trained in...
  • Why Democrats Keep Visiting Philly to Stump for Hillary Clinton

    10/04/2016 7:43:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | October 4, 2016 | Dan McQuade
    Pennsylvania is important to the election — and getting a big turnout in Philadelphia is vital to the Clinton campaign’s chances at victory. Tim Kaine debates Mike Pence tonight in the campaign’s lone vice presidential debate. Even though it won’t reach viewership levels of the first presidential debate, this will be the night where Kaine and Pence receive the most attention they’ll get during the campaign. On Wednesday, Kaine will come to Philadelphia to campaign. He joins a long list of Hillary Clinton surrogates who have stumped for the Democratic presidential candidate in Philadelphia. President Obama was at Eakins Oval...
  • The New York Times Building

    10/02/2016 6:29:02 AM PDT · by Alberta's Child · 11 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | N/A | Wikipedia
    The New York Times Building is a skyscraper on the west side of Midtown Manhattan, New York City that was completed in 2007. Its chief tenant is The New York Times Company, publisher of The New York Times as well as the International New York Times, and other newspapers. Construction was by a joint venture of The New York Times Company, Forest City Ratner (Forest City Enterprises's New York subsidiary), and ING Real Estate. --- snip --- The site for the building was obtained by the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) through eminent domain. With a mandate to acquire and...
  • Michigan May Begin Closing Bad Detroit Schools

    09/30/2016 10:40:54 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/29/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Attorney General Bill Schuette released an official legal opinion Wednesday that schools operated by the reconstituted Detroit school district may be closed due to poor academic performance. Attorney General spokesperson Andrea Bitely confirmed that the opinion is binding on state agencies. Schuette's opinion rebuffs a contrary legal opinion Gov. Rick Snyder had endorsed. “The law is clear: Michigan parents and their children do not have to be stuck indefinitely in a failing school,” Schuette said in a press release. “Detroit students and parents deserve accountability and high performing schools. If a child can’t spell opportunity, they won’t have opportunity.” Senate...
  • BLM Founder: Policing Is Problematic, So We Need Police-Free Communities

    09/26/2016 12:06:32 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 85 replies ^ | 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 | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/25/16 | Laura McKnight, | 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?

    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
    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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 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 (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 ^ | 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...