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  • Woman (White) Shot Dead in "Random Act" of Violence in Hollywood (Attacker Black)

    07/07/2015 6:32:35 PM PDT · by atc23 · 30 replies
    KTLA 5 ^ | 7/6/2015 | Kacey Montoya
    A woman who was shot in the back of the head with a shotgun while walking with her boyfriend in Hollywood Sunday night appeared to have been killed in a “random act of violence,” police said Monday. The victim was identified Monday afternoon as Carrie Jean Melvin, 30, according to Lt. John Radtke with LAPD’s West Bureau Homicide. The coroner’s office confirmed the victim’s name and age and said an investigator was still working on a report. Melvin was walking with her boyfriend near Sunset Boulevard and McCadden Place (map), about a block away from the heavily used intersection of...
  • San Francisco Sheriff Who Let Kate Steinle's Illegal Alien Killer Walk: Sentenced For Domestic Abuse

    07/07/2015 2:56:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 07, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    San Francisco Sheriff Who Let Kate Steinle's Illegal Alien Killer Walk Was Sentenced For Domestic Abuse in 2012.[ Full title ]. ... San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimiis is defending his decision to release illegal alien, seven time felon and five time deported Francisco Sanchez onto the streets of his sanctuary city today after Sanchez shot and killed 33-year-old Kate Steinle while she was on a walk with her father last week. Mirkarimiis is being accused of being complicit in Steinle's killing after Sanchez admitted in a jailhouse interview that he chose San Francisco due to sanctuary city policies. Those policies...
  • Editorial: Marijuana growers are wrecking California

    07/07/2015 11:22:33 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 92 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 6, 2015 | By The Bee Editorial Board
    <p>Acres of ancient trees are disappearing and illegal marijuana farms are popping up in their place. Streams and rivers are being sucked dry, diverted sometimes miles away through plastic pipes into tanks. Several species of fish, along with a rare breed of wild rodent, are on the verge of extinction.</p>
  • Slow start for Carly Fiorina fundraising

    07/07/2015 12:50:31 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/6/15 | KATIE GLUECK
    Carly Fiorina’s campaign raised $1.4 million in the first fundraising quarter of her presidential campaign, her campaign manager announced in a memo Monday, while her super PAC raised $3.4 million. Those numbers, even when combined, are a fraction of what several other Republican presidential candidates have raised so far. Ben Carson, another long-shot presidential candidate who announced his candidacy on the same day as Fiorina, on May 4, but launched an exploratory committee in March, claims a $10.5 million fundraising haul since then. Ted Cruz’s campaign notched $10 million in the second quarter of fundraising and $14 million since he...
  • Carly Fiorina Condemns Donald Trump for Comments on Mexicans

    07/07/2015 12:38:04 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 119 replies
    Time ^ | 7/7/15 | Sam Frizell
    Carly Fiorina on Tuesday denounced Donald Trump’s recent comments on Mexican immigrants, saying her fellow Republican presidential candidate “doesn’t represent my party.” “Donald Trump has said many outrageous things in his career, and I suspect he’s going to continue to say outrageous things,” Fiorina said after touring a factor here. “He doesn’t represent me, and he doesn’t represent my party.”
  • Harvard: Home ownership at 20-year low, blacks suffer most

    07/07/2015 11:52:15 AM PDT · by xzins · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/7/15 | PAUL BEDARD
    The American Dream of a home is slipping out of reach for millions of Americans, especially African Americans, as house sales hit a 20-year low, according to a new Harvard University study of the U.S. housing market. Instead, house-poor Americans are shifting to rentals with such speed that many areas can barely keep up with demand. Overall, home ownership, the cornerstone of the American Dream, is down to 63 percent, a far cry from the 69 percent registered in 2004. The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University's annual "State of the Nation's Housing" report said current home ownership...
  • SF Sheriff Mirkarimi: Pier 14 Murder Could Happen In Any U.S. City; ICE Deserves Blame

    07/07/2015 12:02:45 PM PDT · by Mariner · 65 replies
    KPIX Bay Area ^ | July 7th, 2015 | Unattributed
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — San Francisco Sheriff’s deputies have been making secret phone calls for years to help the Feds get illegal immigrants like murder suspect Francisco Sanchez, off the streets. Francisco Sanchez (San Francisco Police Dept.) One former cop said it happened all the time because they “resented” the city’s so-called ‘sanctuary policy‘ and they wanted to get illegal immigrant criminals off the streets. Then, Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi got wind of it. KPIX 5 obtained the memo Sheriff Mirkarimi sent to his deputies in March spelling out that he, and only he, can turn over illegal immigrants to...
  • Video: White House Blames Republicans for Immigration Failure that Led to Murder of SF Woman

    07/07/2015 10:38:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/07/2015 | Debra Heine
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest suggested Republicans are to blame for the heinous murder of a woman in San Francisco last week. Francisco Sanchez, an illegal immigrant who has been deported five times, was charged with the random shooting of Kathryn Steinle.Confronted with this heart-rending immigration-policy failure, Earnest attempted to shift blame onto Republicans, insisting that because of their opposition to comprehensive immigration reform, the administration has not been able to increase funding for border security.“I can say as a general matter, that as a part of the executive actions that the president announced back in November of...
  • Mayor Ed Lee Chimes in on Pier 14 Murder, Backs San Francisco's Sanctuary Policy

    07/07/2015 9:43:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    NBC San Francisco ^ | 7/6/15 | Rhea Mahbubani and Associated Press
    San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is the latest to weigh in on the immigration debate centered around Kathryn Steinle’s fatal shooting at Pier 14. In a statement released Monday, Lee described feeling "deeply saddened" by the "tragic and senseless death," adding that his "thoughts and prayers" are with the 32-year-old Pleasanton woman's family. "I have spoken with Kathryn’s family, and they would like everyone to remember their daughter for the wonderful person that she was," he said. Lee endorsed San Francisco's so-called sanctuary city policy, which has received a lot of flak in the aftermath of Steinle's death, but offered...
  • How Los Angeles Is Becoming a ‘Third World’ City

    07/07/2015 5:05:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/07/2015 | By HÉCTOR TOBAR
    LOS ANGELES — A GENERATION ago, this West Coast metropolis became a “third world city.” At least in the rhetoric of certain East Coast thinkers. A 1991 book by David Rieff cited visitors who were stunned by “seeing nothing but brown faces, hearing nothing but Spanish on the streets.” The arrival of coffee-colored Latino masses (like me and my Guatemalan-American family), together with the spread of Mandarin and Korean logograms on street signs, led Mr. Rieff to call this the “capital of the third world.” As a native of the city, I was offended to hear it tagged with such...
  • White House: We Aren't Going to Comment on Murder of Kate Steinle By 7-Time Felon Illegal Alien

    07/06/2015 12:39:20 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/6/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Speaking to reporters from the White House Monday, Press Secretary Josh Earnest refused to issued comment on the murder of Kate Steinle, who was killed by a seven-time felon illegal alien last week in the sanctuary city of San Francisco. Her killer was deported five times before taking her life and admitted he went to San Francisco because he knew he'd be able to escape federal authorities thanks to sanctuary policies. "I can't speak to this specific case," Earnest said. "I'd refer you to DHS." After refusing to issue comment on "this specific case," Earnest launched into an attack on...
  • THE PROGRESSIVE POLICIES THAT MURDERED KATE STEINLE

    07/07/2015 4:26:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 7, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    Left-wingers in San Francisco should be hanging their heads in shame after their borderline seditious, destructive immigration policies allowed an illegal alien felon to murder a young woman randomly in broad daylight.
  • How Did an Accused Serial Killer Poison Himself in Jail?

    07/07/2015 3:28:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    ilers thought Itzcoatl "Izzy" Ocampo was having a seizure. He was vomiting, shaking and later foaming at the mouth. But Ocampo, an accused serial killer linked to the deaths of four homeless men, had drunk a cleaning product similar to Ajax. How did he score poison in an Orange County jail? He got it from a fellow inmate, and he hoarded it under his bed. Such were the findings of an investigation released Thursday by the Orange County district attorney’s office into the death of Ocampo, the former Marine who was accused of killing six people, including four homeless men,...
  • What Clarence Thomas Can (Still) Teach George ‘Sulu’ Takei

    07/06/2015 10:08:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    SNIP That Takei’s first instinct was to deny the blackness of Clarence Thomas tells us much about the rancid racial essentialism of the left, which can’t get its head around minorities stepping out of ideological line. That aside, the left’s freak-out is so remarkable since what Thomas wrote represents American Founding 101. Where did Thomas get this outlandish notion of rights and dignity that exist prior to government? SNIP
  • Mayor Ed Lee Chimes in on Pier 14 Murder, Backs San Francisco's Sanctuary Policy

    07/06/2015 10:17:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    KNTV-TV / The Associated Press ^ | July 6, 2015 | Rhea Mahbubani
    San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is the latest to weigh in on the immigration debate centered around Kathryn Steinle’s fatal shooting at Pier 14. In a statement released Monday, Lee described feeling "deeply saddened" by the "tragic and senseless death," adding that his "thoughts and prayers" are with the 32-year-old Pleasanton woman's family. "I have spoken with Kathryn’s family, and they would like everyone to remember their daughter for the wonderful person that she was," he said....
  • O’Reilly: Trump Right About Border, Frisco Officials ‘Directly Responsible’ for Steinle Murder

    07/06/2015 9:57:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Breitbart Television ^ | July 6, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On Monday’s broadcast of “The O’Reilly Factor,” host Bill O’Reilly took real estate mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s side in the immigration. O’Reilly said Trump was correct on two calls – the wall on the southern border he had proposed and who was responsible for the death of Kate Steinle, which was the result of murder by an illegal immigrant that had been deported five times. “So Trump is correct in saying that only a massive wall will stop the chaos and even then drugs and people will get through although not to the extent they do now,”...
  • Civil Rights Group To Petition Renaming Of Robert E. Lee Elementary In Long Beach

    07/06/2015 7:41:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    LATimes ^ | July 6, 2015 | RUBEN VIVES
    Civil Rights Group To Petition Renaming Of Robert E. Lee Elementary In Long Beach RUBEN VIVES July 6, 2015 A civil rights group plans to deliver a petition to Long Beach school district officials Monday afternoon demanding that an elementary school named after Robert E. Lee, the commander of the Confederate Army, be changed. lRelated Long Beach school named for Robert E. Lee gives some pause after Charleston attack CALIFORNIA Long Beach school named for Robert E. Lee gives some pause after Charleston attack SEE ALL RELATED 8 "The petition is endorsed by many local civil rights leaders and is...
  • San Francisco Sheriff: Sanctuary City Policy "Makes Us Safer"(BARF Alert)

    07/06/2015 3:30:29 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 63 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 6, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    San Francisco City and County Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi argued that San Francisco’s sanctuary city policy “makes us safer” on Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead.”
  • PSan Francisco Mayor’s statement on death of Kathryn Steinle and Sanctuary City Policy

    07/06/2015 2:19:56 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 45 replies
    KRON4.com ^ | 7/6/2015 | Mario Sevilla
    "Even after repeated attempts by President Obama and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to reform our immigration laws, Republicans in Congress have blocked those efforts, unfortunately, leaving cities and local municipalities to act upon immigration issues that affect its residents. I will continue to work with the Obama Administration on Comprehensive Immigration Reform to ensure cities aren’t forced to make and enforce immigration law."
  • Civil War-era soldier will be buried with full military honors nearly 100 years after death

    07/06/2015 12:59:32 PM PDT · by South40 · 8 replies
    Fox News (AP) ^ | 31 MAY 2015 | Jeanette Steele
    <p>A Civil War-era soldier who received the Medal of Honor will be buried with full military honors after his ashes were discovered in an unmarked, communal crypt.</p> <p>Sgt. Charles Schroeter will be buried at Miramar National Center in July, nearly a century after he died, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.</p>
  • White House blames GOP for Kathryn Steinle’s slaying, rise in gun violence

    07/06/2015 12:13:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 89 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 6, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    The White House blamed congressional Republicans Monday for the death of a San Francisco woman allegedly shot by a repeat offender illegal immigrant, and for a spate of gun violence last weekend in President Obama’s hometown of Chicago. Referring to the shooting death last week of Kathryn Steinle, allegedly shot by a Mexican man who has been deported five times, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the U.S. would be safer if Republican lawmakers had approved comprehensive immigration reform backed by the president. “The president has done everything within his power to make sure that we’re focusing our law...
  • What happened to Baby Alpha Beta? Did the newborn found behind a grocery find her birth mother?

    07/06/2015 11:31:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | July 6, 2015 | Theresa Walker
    Kayla Tovo paced next to her parked car, not sure what to expect. "Mom, what are you doing?" her little boy called out the window. "Give me a minute," she answered. A decade ago, Tovo manned a machine gun for the Army in Afghanistan. Yet the meeting she was about to go to, at a park in Huntington Beach, spooked her. On the drive over she'd stopped to buy a yellow rose. A yellow rose means friendship. A yellow rose means starting over. A yellow rose would express three words to someone she'd be meeting for the first time –...
  • A Question for Trump Critics: What If Kathryn Steinle Had Been Black? (Jeffrey Lord)

    07/06/2015 7:02:05 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Jeffrey Lord
    The murder of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle at the hands of an illegal immigrant is outrageous. Before we get to Donald Trump, let’s start there, shall we? Steinle’s murder — in cold-blood, at random, and in broad daylight in San Francisco — is made even more despicable by the fact that her alleged murderer — identified by shocked passersby who caught the killer’s image on their cell phone — was quickly captured and revealed to be one Francisco Sanchez. Sanchez is a seven-times convicted felon and five-times deported illegal immigrant from Mexico. And on top of that outrage? That would be...
  • Mother of Californian woman shot by illegal Mexican immigrant condemns officials. w

    07/06/2015 6:34:11 AM PDT · by safetysign · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/04/2015 | Kieran Corcoran
    The family of a California woman who was allegedly shot dead by an illegal Mexican immigrant have criticized officials who didn't hand him over after he was jailed just months before the attack. Grieving relatives of Kathryn Steinle, 32, who was shot dead on San Francisco's Pier 14 Thursday night, made the comments in light of revelations that alleged killer Francisco Sanchez, 45, had already been sent back over the border five times. Immigration officials said that they had made him a 'priority' request for any law enforcement officers who picked him up. Video and pictures at link.
  • Murderer Says He Chose San Francisco Because It Is A ‘Sanctuary City’

    07/06/2015 6:14:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/6/15 | Michelle Moons
    Five-time deportee, seven time convicted felon Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez said in a new interview Sunday with a local ABC News affiliate that he came to San Francisco because he knew the sanctuary city would not hand him over to immigration officials. Lopez-Sanchez has confessed to shooting Kathryn Steinle last Wednesday at Pier 14. Had San Francisco police not refused a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer request, Lopez-Sanchez may not have been in the United States and Steinle might still be alive. “Did you shoot Kate Steinle, the lady who was down at Pier 14?” an ABC7 News reporter...
  • Man Accused In San Francisco Pier 14 Shooting Admits To Crime

    07/06/2015 5:45:16 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    KGO TV SF ^ | 7/5/15 | Cornell Barnard
    In an interview you'll see only on ABC7 News, the man accused of shooting and killing a young woman at San Francisco's Pier 14 admitted to the crime and talked about where he got the gun. Francisco Sanchez didn't recall every detail because he says he doesn't remember everything that happened. But in the 45 minute jailhouse interview, he revealed how the shooting went down and why he kept returning to the United States after being deported numerous times. Barnard: "Did you shoot Kate Steinle, the lady who was down at Pier 14." Sanchez: "Yes." Barnard: "You did shoot her?"...
  • Donald Trump Deletes Tweet About Jeb Bush’s Wife: You Like ‘Mexican Illegals’ Because of Your Wife

    07/06/2015 7:34:00 AM PDT · by Mariner · 242 replies
    The Wrap ^ | July 6th, 2015 | By Jordan Chariton
    Donald Trump appears to have deleted a tweet he quoted that made questionable comments about Jeb Bush and his wife. On July 4th, Trump quoted another users tweet which claimed to know why Bush likes “Mexican illegals.” The tweet appeared to be live for 24 hours before Trump deleted it. Bush’s wife, Columbia, is Mexican. Bush responded to Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants being rapists and drug lords over the weekend. “I don’t think he represents the Republican Party, and his views are way out of the mainstream of what most Republicans think.”
  • Welcome to Hooverville, California

    07/06/2015 9:26:41 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 57 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 6, 2015 | By HÉCTOR TOBAR
    LOS ANGELES — A GENERATION ago, this West Coast metropolis became a “third world city.” At least in the rhetoric of certain East Coast thinkers. A 1991 book by David Rieff cited visitors who were stunned by “seeing nothing but brown faces, hearing nothing but Spanish on the streets.” The arrival of coffee-colored Latino masses (like me and my Guatemalan-American family), together with the spread of Mandarin and Korean logograms on street signs, led Mr. Rieff to call this the “capital of the third world.” As a native of the city, I was offended to hear it tagged with such...
  • San Francisco shooter: How did repeat felon get gun? (found it on a park bench)

    07/06/2015 9:06:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 6, 2015 | Jessica Mendoza
    The man arrested in the fatal shooting of a woman at San Francisco’s Pier 14 has confessed to the crime – though he said it was an accident. In a jailhouse interview Sunday with KGO-TV’s Cornell Barnard, Francisco Sanchez, speaking in a mix of Spanish and English, said he had found the gun, wrapped inside a shirt, while he was sitting on a bench and smoking a cigarette at the pier. He had picked it up and “it started to fire on its own,” Mr. Sanchez said, adding that he has poor vision and was under the influence of sleeping...
  • California's Democrats Have Blood On Their Hands In S.F. Murder

    07/06/2015 6:46:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 6, 2015 | Assemblyman Tim Donnelly
    The fact that a beautiful young woman in the prime of her life, Kathryn Steinle, 32 years old, was cut down by an illegal alien on Pier 14 in San Francisco should surprise no one. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez,, an illegal alien from Mexico, most recently of Texas, simply shot Kathryn Steinle for no apparent reason as she and her family walked along waterfront on Pier 14.
  • ‘Dinner With Hillary’ Contest Changes Fine Print To Not Exclude Illegals

    07/05/2015 8:28:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | July 5, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    The Hillary Clinton campaign’s “Dinner With Hillary” contest has slightly different fine print than past Clinton campaign contests. The rules have been altered so as not to explicitly exclude illegal immigrants from entering.As The Daily Caller reported, the Clinton campaign’s “Meet Hillary” contest, which closed for entries June 5, prohibited DREAMers from entering or winning prizes.“Promotion open only to U.S. citizens, or lawful permanent U.S. residents who are legal residents of the 50 states, DC or Puerto Rico and 18 or older (or age of majority under applicable law),” according to that contest’s fine print.But the new “Dinner With Hillary”...
  • Beam Me Up Scotty. The funniest line in any news article this week.

    07/05/2015 8:11:28 PM PDT · by xzins · 121 replies
    Red State ^ | July 5th, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    Texas has a stockpile of gold. That gold is kept in New York City in an underground vault managed by HSBC. Texas has decided it wants all its gold back in Texas. Earlier this year, Governor Greg Abbott signed a law that had sailed through the Texas Legislature. It sets up a depository facility in Texas that will house all of Texas’s gold inside Texas. According to the Associated Press, Texas’s gold measures “about 20 square feet”. I’m thinking that should be cubic feet, but no matter. That’s not the best part. In examining how Texas might get its actual,...
  • All Four Democratic Presidential Candidates Support ‘Sanctuary Cities’

    07/05/2015 8:47:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11:02 PM 07/05/2015 | Chuck Ross
    All four of the Democratic candidates for president have expressed support for sanctuary cities, a controversial policy that is being blamed for the recent release of a five times-deported illegal alien who allegedly murdered a woman in broad daylight in San Francisco. As a senator from New York, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner, twice made public statements backing sanctuary cities. In 2008, she and two other Democratic candidates, Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, voted against an amendment that would block federal funds from going to sanctuary cities. And last year, as governor of...
  • Santorum praises Trump's focus on immigration

    07/05/2015 10:41:56 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 26 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 5, 2015 | Rebecca Kaplan
    Rick Santorum said he didn't like Donald Trump's "verbiage" when he called Mexican immigrants "rapists" in his presidential announcement speech, but said he was raising an important point by bringing up the effect that illegal immigration has on American workers. "While I don't like the verbiage he's used, I like the fact that he is focused on a very important issue for American workers and particularly, legal immigrants in this country," Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator and presidential candidate said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday. "People who are coming illegally, obviously, are coming with a bad intent, let's just...
  • Cruz: Trump’s Bold Focus On Immigration Exposes Gop ‘Washington Cartel’ Attitude

    07/05/2015 9:57:56 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/5/2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on “Meet the Press,” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)96% said Donald Trumps comments about Mexico sending it’s criminals to the Untied States were “bold” and “brash,” but put a needed focus on the many Republicans who support the Chamber of Commerce and Wall Street’s cheap labor immigration push. “I am a passionate advocate for legal immigrants,” Cruz said. “I am the son of an immigrant who came legally from Cuba and I’ll tell you, from the day I started campaigning I traveled the state of Texas talking about how all of us, we are the children...
  • Trump on Mexico Comments: ‘I Can’t Apologize for the Truth’

    07/05/2015 9:52:06 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 5, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “MediaBuzz,” Republican presidential candidate and billionaire business mogul Donald Trump addressed his controversial comments on some Mexican immigrants being rapist and murderers said he was simply commenting on media reports on border crime, therefore he “can never apologize for the truth.” Host Howard Kurtz asked if he should apologize.
  • S.F. killing sparks national outrage, likely political fallout

    07/05/2015 10:45:45 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, July 5, 2015 | Carla Marinucci
    The barrage of outraged tweets from GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump decrying the shocking San Francisco slaying of 32-year old Kathryn Steinle signals the start of what may be an intense immigration debate with potential fallout in California, home to the nation’s largest undocumented population.
  • San Francisco Shooting Suspect A Felon, Barred From Gun Possession

    07/04/2015 9:24:32 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 4, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    When Francisco Sanchez allegedly gunned down Kathryn Steinle at San Francisco’s Pier 14 on July 1, Breitbart News discovered that Sanchez had been deported from the country five times. We also discovered another interesting tidbit–Sanchez has seven felonies, which means he faces 100 percent gun control 100 percent of the time. He is completely barred from gun possession and prohibited from having the gun with which he allegedly shot and killed Steinle.
  • Star Trek Icon Apologizes for Clarence Thomas 'Blackface' Slur

    07/04/2015 9:34:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    The Root ^ | July 4 2015 | LYNETTE HOLLOWAY
    George Takei called Thomas a "clown in blackface" following the justice's dissent in last week's landmark same-sex marriage ruling.Star Trek legend George Takei has apologized for calling Clarence Thomas a "clown in blackface" following the Supreme Court justice's dissent in last week's landmark same-sex marriage ruling, according to CNN. "I was still seething, and I referred to him as a 'clown in blackface' to suggest that he had abdicated and abandoned his heritage," Takei wrote Friday in a Facebook post. "This was not intended to be racist, but rather to evoke a history of racism in the theatrical arts. While...
  • San Francisco killing sparks national outrage, likely political fallout

    07/05/2015 9:39:08 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 94 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 05 July 2015 | Carla Marinucci
    The barrage of outraged tweets from GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump decrying the shocking San Francisco slaying of 32-year old Kathryn Steinle signals the start of what may be an intense immigration debate with potential fallout in California, home to the nation’s largest undocumented population. Social media blazed with anger and frustration at the news that the man arrested in connection with the shooting death at San Francisco’s Pier 14 Wednesday has a rap sheet with seven felonies, was in the U.S. illegally and has been deported to his native Mexico five times — and in April was released from...
  • Trump blames ‘sanctuary city’ murder on ‘unsafe border

    07/04/2015 3:23:55 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 4, 2015 | 1:09am | Geoff Earle
    GOP White House hopefuls are declaring their independence from Donald Trump. Former New York governor George Pataki urged people Friday to sign his online petition condemning Trump’s anti-immigrant comments. ... The feds had issued a detention order asking to be notified if he was sprung from prison. It was not honored by the “sanctuary city.” Trump tweeted, “Where are the other candidates now that this tragic murder has taken place b/c of our unsafe border.’’
  • Poway mayor explains why city had to dump 550,000 gallons of water (Too much water conservation)

    07/05/2015 7:04:25 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 52 replies
    10news.com ^ | July 3 2015 | Matt Mendes
    The mayor of Poway is defending the city's decision to dump more than 500,000 gallons of what appeared to be perfectly good drinking water. "I think it's a shame," said resident Helen Shelden. "I think the city should've prepared better for it." "It was a perfect storm of conservation and heat," said Poway Mayor Steve Vaus. Vaus said Poway residents conserved so much water -- by 45 percent in May -- that the water just sat in the Blue Crystal Reservoir. Heat eventually got to it and there was a chemical imbalance of Chloramine. Because of state regulations, Vaus told...
  • Shocking Footage of a Navy Veteran Knocked out by Thug in Brutal "Knockout Game"

    07/04/2015 9:36:09 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 4, 2015
    San Diego, CA – Authorities on Wednesday circulated surveillance camera images of a youth sought for beating up a 52-year-old man at a La Mesa transit depot. The victim had just exited a trolley about 8 p.m. June 13 when the assailant jumped him, punching him until he fell to the ground and then kicking him in the head, according to police. A surveillance camera captured images of the aggressor, described as a black teenager with braided hair, wearing blue jeans, a white sweat shirt, red tennis shoes and a black baseball cap.
  • At Age 3 — Transitioning From Jack To Jackie

    07/04/2015 5:33:31 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 88 replies
    NPR ^ | 07/04/2015 | Eric Westervelt
    What would you do if your 3-year-old son told you assuredly that he wanted to be a girl? An Oakland, Cali. couple told their child it was OK, and a sad boy become a joyful little girl. It's controlled after-school anarchy at the Christian-Carter household. Seven-year-old Chloe has rolled herself up in an exercise mat in the living room of the family's lovely Oakland, Calif., home. "Look I'm a burrito," Chloe shouts. Her 4-year-old sister, Jackie, swoops in for a bite — and a hard push. "Ow!" Chloe shouts. "Mom! Jackie pushed me!" Just two sisters playing, occasionally sparring, as...
  • The Donald Vindicated: Random killing Trumps San Francisco's sanctuary city policy

    07/04/2015 5:14:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/04/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The horrific murder of a pretty young woman by an illegal alien at a prime tourist location in San Francisco is validating the argument of Donald Trump on the influx of violent criminals, and causing at least some local media reflection in arguably the nation’s most politically correct city. This morning edition of the San Francisco Chronicle website (which reflects the newspaper’s front page to some extent) gives prominent placement to Trump’s contention that the murder of Kathryn Steinle shows that he’s right. And the digital-only SFGate site gives him even more prominent play, using an unflattering picture. update:...
  • At Age 3 — Transitioning From Jack To Jackie (NPR)

    07/04/2015 9:22:59 AM PDT · by Drango · 41 replies
    NPR ^ | July 4th '15 | Eric Westervelt
    It's controlled after-school anarchy at the Christian-Carter household. Seven-year-old Chloe has rolled herself up in an exercise mat in the living room of the family's lovely Oakland, Calif., home. "Look I'm a burrito," Chloe shouts. Her 4-year-old sister, Jackie, swoops in for a bite — and a hard push. "Ow!" Chloe shouts. "Mom! Jackie pushed me!" Just two sisters playing, occasionally sparring, as dad, James Christian, and mom, Mary Carter, watch nearby. Jackie's birthday is in mid-October, but for Carter and Christian, a second date is seared in memory almost as intensely — what Carter calls "The Day." Five Makeshift...
  • FBI Admits 11 Attacks Against Internet, Power Grid Lines In California This Year

    07/04/2015 5:43:57 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 51 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | July 3, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    On Tuesday, someone broke into an underground vault in Sacramento, and cut several high-capacity internet cables. Nobody knows who this person is or why they did it, but since that time the FBI has revealed that it was not an isolated incident. They’ve been investigating 10 other recent attacks on the internet infrastructure of California, and they seem to be deeply troubled by the vulnerability of these cables. ........................ The article goes on to compare these incidents to similar attacks that happened in Arizona last year, as well as California in 2009. However, they may be missing the bigger picture....
  • Donald Trump on arrest of illegal immigrant for SF murder

    07/04/2015 8:27:02 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7-4-2015 | Fox News
    Jul. 04, 2015 - 8:42 - Woman gunned down at popular tourist spot
  • Ann Coulter: ‘Boy, were Trump and I wrong’

    07/04/2015 8:08:23 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 59 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 7/4/2015 | Carmine Sabia
    Conservative firebrand Ann Coulter used her signature sarcasm on Twitter to proclaim herself and Donald Trump right about America’s illegal immigration problem after a young woman was killed by an illegal who had been deported five times. Her comments came after reports on Friday that the suspect, Francisco Sanchez, had already been deported five times before he shot and killed Kathryn Steinle, 32, as she walked along the San Francisco waterfront with her father Wednesday. San Francisco authorities ignored requests from immigration officials to turn him over after they arrested him months ago on drug charges and subsequently released him.
  • Texas Man On Probation Arrested In Fatal Shooting Of Woman At San Francisco Pier 14

    07/03/2015 7:31:55 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 46 replies
    A man has been arrested in the shooting death of a woman who was walking along San Francisco’s Embarcadero with her family Wednesday evening. Texas resident Francisco Sanchez had been detained as a person of interest south along the Embarcadero shortly after the shooting at Pier 14 after witnesses on the pier snapped his photo, which was quickly forwarded to officers investigating the killing.