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  • Poll finds Californians back climate change efforts despite cost

    07/28/2016 6:11:29 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 27, 2016 | Jeremy B. White
    Climate change policies appeal to a majority of Californians despite the possibility of higher energy costs, a new Public Policy Institute of California poll has found.
  • Canadian woman suspected of transporting 83 pounds of heroin is arrested on Central California*

    07/28/2016 5:42:26 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 7/27/2016 | veronica Rocha
    A Canadian woman traveling through Central California was arrested after a police dog found $2-million worth of heroin in her pickup truck, police said. Kathleen Landry, 63, was stopped by a drug interdiction officer and his narcotics-sniffing dog, Cash, on a traffic violation while she was driving her Nissan Titan north on Highway 99 in Modesto, according to Heather Graves, spokeswoman for the Modesto Police Department.As Cash sniffed around the truck, he detected the smell of drugs.So the officer got a warrant to search the truck. Inside, he and other drug investigators found 83 pounds of heroin. Police declined to...
  • 1 dead, 8 hurt as car plows into Los Angeles bible group

    07/28/2016 5:33:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 28, 2016 2:30 AM EDT
    A car has plowed into the front of a Los Angeles house where a group of 11 mostly elderly people were holding a bible study and prayer meeting, leaving one person dead and eight injured, authorities said. The red sedan left a gaping hole in the house in the Harbor Gateway neighborhood on Wednesday night and was almost entirely inside when it stopped. …
  • Speier: We Should Issue 'Strong-Worded Comments' to Russia Over Email Hack

    07/27/2016 8:33:52 PM PDT · by kevcol · 66 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 27, 2016 | David Rutz
    Rep. Jackie Speier (D., Calif.) recommended the United States issue "strong-worded comments" to Russia if it hacked the Democratic National Committee's emails . . . "I think that’s the kind of thing that Donald Trump would say we aren’t being aggressive enough," Jansing said. "A strongly worded comment, a warning, is not the kind of president I would be, and I think that's part of what resonates with a certain part of the population."
  • North Bay Town Feeling ‘Berned’ After Sanders Rally Leaves $23,000 In Unpaid Bills

    07/27/2016 12:20:48 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 46 replies
    cbs ^ | 7/26 | cbs
    CLOVEDALE (CBS SF) — The Mayor of Cloverdale hopes it’s just a misunderstanding, but the Bernie Sanders campaign appears to have left her small town with $23,000 in unpaid bills after it hosted their ‘A Future To Believe In’ rally last June.
  • Trump or Clinton? Neither, millennials say

    07/27/2016 11:55:35 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 44 replies
    Merced Sun-Star ^ | July 26, 2016 | Thaddeus Miller and Emily Kohlman
    If a recent gathering in a Merced park is any sign, playing “Pokémon Go” and lamenting over the presidential candidate options for the November election are part of the life of a millennial. And that matters because millennials, which the Pew Research Center defines as people born between 1981 and 1998, hold a particularly powerful deck of cards this election. Many of them say they are exasperated with their options for president in 2016. Aaron Lequia of Merced, who plays the mobile game in local parks, said he’s struggling with how to cast his vote in November. Ever since he...
  • Racially charged feud over Senate race in California spills into Democratic convention

    California’s racially charged all-Democrat Senate race has spilled onto the Democratic National Convention as the candidates continued to feud over President Obama’s endorsement of one over the other. Attorney General Kamala Harris, the recipient of Mr. Obama’s blessing, said Monday that she thought Rep. Loretta Sanchez should apologize to the president for suggesting that race played a role in the endorsement. Ms. Harris is black and Ms. Sanchez Hispanic. “I find it very troubling, and I think that that is not the voice or perspective of a leader,” Ms. Harris told Fox11 in Los Angeles. “Especially in these times, where...
  • Petitions Cleared In Push Against California Gun Laws

    07/26/2016 3:16:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    cbs2la ^ | July 26, 2016 2:05 PM
    State officials have certified petitions that opponents of stricter gun regulations can now circulate in California to overturn recent laws that expanded background checks to buy guns and ammunition and attempted to curb the sale of rapid-reloading firearms. The effort could be a longshot, however, as more than 365,000 signatures are needed on each of six separate petitions by Sept. 29 to qualify for the November 2018 ballot. Barry Bahrami of Carlsbad submitted the petitions. He did not return phone or email messages Tuesday. Craig DeLuz, a lobbyist for the Firearms Policy Coalition, said he knows of no financial backers...
  • California’s War on My Religious College and Others

    07/26/2016 8:16:46 AM PDT · by milton23 · 8 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/25/16 | Katrina Trinko
    I had a very weird college experience. My memories aren’t of frat parties, of slugging down drinks in games of quarters or beer pong, of losing my voice cheering at big football games, and of hearing how evil Western civilization is in the classroom. Instead, when I think of my four years at Thomas Aquinas College, I think of drawing Euclidean propositions on a chalkboard, of lively debates about Aristotle’s claims about ethics, of earnest discussions about things as obscure as the nature of being.
  • Liberal Zombies Endorse Paul Ryan as Hillary's VP Running Mate !!!(???)

    07/26/2016 8:12:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | 07-26-2016 | Mark Dice
    Hillary Clinton picked Paul Ryan, Republican Speaker of the House, to be her Vice Presidential running mate? Why would she do such a thing? Do young American liberals think this is a good strategy to beat Donald Trump in the 2016 Election? Media analyst Mark Dice has the story.
  • Video: CA Sanders Delegates Pound On Tables, Chant "Bernie"

    07/25/2016 6:33:20 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | July 25, 2016 | Kyle Olson
    There’s an all-out revolt unfolding at the Democratic National Convention. During a breakfast for California delegates Monday morning, attendees pounded on the tables and chanted “Bernie!”
  • Santa Clarita area wildfire continues to rage out of control, threatens hundreds of homes

    07/24/2016 7:16:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 24, 2016 | í By Cindy Chang, Deborah Netburn, Matt Hamilton and Marisa Gerber
    he brush fire raging in the rugged mountains of Santa Clarita Valley has burned more than 22,000 acres, threatening hundreds of homes as firefighters battled Sunday to keep the fire from spreading. Mandatory evacuations were still in place Sunday for about 1,500 residents in parts of Sand and Placerita canyons, as well as for others along Little Tujunga Canyon Road. So far, 18 structures have been destroyed and another damaged in the Bear Divide and Sand Canyon areas, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The 14 Freeway in the Santa Clarita Valley was closed in both directions late...
  • "Kill More Cops" Graffiti Mural Appears On Major L.A. Freeway

    07/24/2016 7:59:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 24, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    A reader has e-mailed Breitbart News an image showing a graffiti mural reading “KILL MORE COPS” along Interstate 5 in Los Angeles, a major commuting route in the San Fernando Valley just north of Burbank and Hollywood.
  • California governor denies parole for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

    07/23/2016 9:48:09 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 July 2016 | By Associated Press
    California Gov. Jerry Brown denied parole for the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who is serving a life sentence for killing a wealthy grocer and his wife more than 40 years ago. Brown overturned the recommendation of a parole board on Friday that found Leslie Van Houten was no-longer the violent young woman who committed a gruesome murder and was now fit for release. She has completed college degrees and been a model inmate. The Democratic governor acknowledged her success in prison and her youth at the time of the murders. However, he wrote in his decision...
  • A gay Silicon Valley billionaire just made GOP history at the RNC

    07/22/2016 1:50:09 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | July 21, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    Peter Thiel encouraged the GOP to not get distracted by culture wars on stage Thursday night, saluting Donald Trump for not focusing on such things as he made history. The tech billionaire declared to the Republican National Convention that he is "proud to be gay," becoming the first speaker in the party's history to do so from the stage of the Republican National Convention. "Every American has a unique identity. I am proud to be gay," he said to applause, including from the Trump family. "I am proud to be a Republican, but most of all I am proud to...
  • Law professor who wore Black Lives Matter shirt to class has a long trail of student grievances

    07/22/2016 8:56:49 AM PDT · by Hube · 7 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 7/22/2016 | Samantha Figueroa
    When a law professor wore a Black Lives Matter shirt to class earlier this year, she saw it as a teaching tool and exercise in academic freedom. Some of her “concerned students” saw the gesture as an attempt to push her “personal beliefs” on them, but also a threat to their ability to become practicing lawyers – and told her so in a much-derided memo. The incident was revived this month after Inside Higher Ed confirmed the institution was southern California’s Whittier Law School, whose student body is majority-minority, and the professor was Patricia Leary. Though Leary’s public critique of...
  • Camp kids lead Oakland Black Lives Matter demonstration

    07/21/2016 8:04:40 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 21, 2016 | Jenna Lyons
    Three hundred Black Lives Matter protesters, led by young children from a summer camp, marched peacefully through downtown Oakland on Thursday, unfurled a pair of banners at City Hall and renewed their demand that Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf step down.
  • Street Artist Erects Mini Border Wall Around Donald Trump’s Hollywood Star

    07/21/2016 3:21:39 PM PDT · by drewh · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 20 2016 | Daniel Nusbaum
    The anti-Donald Trump British-born street artist known as Plastic Jesus has struck again. This time, the California-based provocateur has erected a miniature “border wall” around the Republican presidential nominee’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. According to L.A. Weekly, the wall went up on Tuesday, the same day Trump officially clinched the Republican presidential nomination. The wall came complete with fake barbed-wire protection, miniature American flags and signs pasted on its sides reading, “Stop making stupid people famous.” Tourists on Hollywood Boulevard could be seen gawking at the display, including in a photograph posted to the artist’s Instagram page....
  • Footage Captures Man Accused Of Building Chemical Weapon Inside Walmart Store

    07/21/2016 6:38:48 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 07/21/2016
    The man wearing all black is initially seen in the security footage from June 18 blending in like any other shopper. But, authorities say, he didn’t come to the store to shop, but to build a chemical weapon. “This is a very bizarre case,” said Eric Sonstegard, the Oxnard Assistant Police Chief. Detectives identified the suspect as Martin Reyes. They say he went to the store after conducting research online on how to build a deadly chemical weapon. Once inside the store, police said the man assembled all of the ingredients from store shelves, which included some kind of electronic...
  • Another Police Shooting Santa Maria, CA

    07/20/2016 9:43:30 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 3 replies
    Santa Maria Times | 20 July 16
    Police shoot and kill a local disturbed man armed with a knife. http://santamariatimes.com/news/local/man-armed-with-a-knife-shot-by-santa-maria-police/article_09193b8a-bcea-5c4b-b65e-3a09327ce7b9.html
  • Retired Officer Sues USA Over Fusillade

    07/20/2016 5:55:58 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 22 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | July 20, 2016 | DON DEBENEDICTIS
        RIVERSIDE, Calif. (CN) — In a lawsuit against the United States, a retired sheriff's captain claims a U.S. Forest Service officer shot at him 16 times as he tried to drive away from a needless confrontation at a fire camp.     In his federal lawsuit, John Gocke says Forest Service Officer Ty Davis first tried to climb into his car through the driver's window, and when Gocke pushed him out and began to drive off, Davis fired 16 shots at him "almost killing plaintiff and causing extensive damage to plaintiff's vehicle."     "At no time did plaintiff pose any threat to the general public...
  • Loretta Sanchez unloads on President Obama for endorsing her rival for Senate

    07/20/2016 4:14:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    la Times ^ | JULY 20, 2016 | Phil Willon
    Orange County congresswoman Loretta Sanchez let loose on resident Obama for endorsing her rival in California’s U.S. Senate race, accusing him of being part of the “entrenched political establishment” that has failed California voters. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden announced their support for U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris early Tuesday morning, praising her record as California’s attorney general and a prosecutor. Harris has been a longtime political ally of the resident. Sanchez said she was “disappointed” that Obama would intervene in a Senate race between two Democrats, ... I believe that California voters are deeply concerned about the entrenched...
  • Gavin Newsom :“Easier to get a gun than a happy meal in California.”

    07/20/2016 2:47:30 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 19, 2016
    On July 19, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom tweeted that it is “easier to get a gun than a happy meal in California.” He based this statement on an earlier claim that there are twice as many gun dealers as McDonald’s restaurants in California. However, he overlooked that McDonald’s restaurants are not required to observe a ten-day waiting period on burger or fry purchases; gun sellers are.
  • Donald Trump really, really wants to win California

    07/20/2016 1:06:10 PM PDT · by Innovative · 68 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 20, 2016 | Melanie Mason
    "Every time he meets with me, he asks me...'Can I win California?'" said McCarthy, a Republican from Bakersfield, at an event hosted by Politico's Playbook. McCarthy said he replies: "Well, I don't think so. It's pretty difficult." That's an understatement. California is one of the deepest blue states in the country. It hasn't backed a Republican for the White House since George H.W. Bush won in 1988. The Trump team insists they'll play well in Democratic-friendly terrain like Connecticut, Oregon and New Jersey, and that Trump will campaign in blue states.
  • Saudi government funded jihad teaching in US mosques

    07/20/2016 12:07:36 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 20 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | July 20, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Four separate studies since 1999 all found that 80% of U.S. mosques were teaching jihad, Islamic supremacism, and hatred and contempt for Jews and Christians. There are no countervailing studies that challenge these results. In 1998, Sheikh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, a Sufi leader, visited 114 mosques in the United States. Then he gave testimony before a State Department Open Forum in January 1999, and asserted that 80% of American mosques taught the “extremist ideology.” Then there was the Center for Religious Freedom’s 2005 study, and the Mapping Sharia Project’s 2008 study. Each independently showed that upwards of 80% of mosques...
  • COVERED CALIFORNIA TO RAISE INSURANCE PREMIUMS BY 13.2% IN 2017

    07/19/2016 12:50:42 PM PDT · by massmike · 13 replies
    http://abc30.com/ ^ | 07/19/2016 | The Associated Pressn/a
    <p>Monthly premiums in California's health insurance exchange will increase by more than 13 percent on average next year after two major insurers requested large rate increases, officials said Tuesday.</p>
  • Norovirus outbreak reported among GOP convention staffers

    07/19/2016 10:32:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 19, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    Several staffers for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland are reportedly being quarantined after falling ill from the norovirus. Nearly a dozen California Republican staffers are being quarantined an hour outside of Cleveland in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus, according to Stat News. The GOP staffers displayed symptoms of norovirus, but health officials are still running tests to confirm the cause of their illness. “We’ve got about 11 who have been sick over the last few days, and we’ve been out there every day and working with them to eliminate the spread [between] the resort and...
  • Norovirus Outbreak Strikes California Delegation At RNC

    07/19/2016 11:20:44 AM PDT · by Pollard · 51 replies
    CLEVELAND (KCBS) – Members of the California delegation at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland have fallen sick with the norovirus, a highly contagious stomach bug that causes diarrhea and vomiting. KCBS reporter Doug Sovern first tweeted the news of the outbreak Tuesday. About a dozen in CA delegation felled by norovirus now, moving them offsite as a precaution to keep from spreading. #RNCinCLE (I feel fine) — Doug Sovern (@SovernNation) July 19, 2016 Sovern said the outbreak started among some members of the delegation on Sunday and spread to more than a dozen members.
  • Apparent Norovirus Strikes California Delegates At GOP Convention

    07/19/2016 11:44:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    cbs ^ | 07/19/2016
    California Delegation Executive Director Cynthia Bryant confirmed at least one member of the delegation was ill, but as many as a dozen delegates were sick with a similar virus, according to CBS San Francisco reporter Doug Sovern. About a dozen in CA delegation felled by norovirus now, moving them offsite as a precaution to keep from spreading. #RNCinCLE (I feel fine) — Doug Sovern (@SovernNation) July 19, 2016 ... Any delegates with symptoms of vomiting or diarrhea were asked to contact California GOP officials and refrain from riding the bus with the rest of the delegation.
  • CalPERS posts worst year since 2009, with slim returns

    07/18/2016 8:56:52 PM PDT · by bkopto · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 18, 2016 | James Koren
    California’s largest public pension fund made a return of less than 1% in its most recent fiscal year, the fund’s worst performance since 2009. The California Public Employees’ Retirement System said Monday that its rate of return for the year ended June 30 was just 0.61%. What’s more, Ted Eliopoulos, the pension fund’s chief investment officer, said the poor year has pushed CalPERS’ long-term returns below expected levels. “We have some challenges to confront,” Eliopoulos said during a conference call. “We’re moving into a much more challenging, low-return environment.” CalPERS assumes that, in the long-term, it will earn investment returns...
  • California is Well-Known as the Land of Fruits and Nuts

    07/18/2016 6:44:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2016 | Arthur Schaper
    Too bad we can’t keep them all in one bowl, pour on the milk, and chow down. Some of us feel destined to remain stuck in the pits.Tragically, disgraceful, reprobate lawmakers are not only turning California into sanctuary state for illegal aliens, but also the final resting place for bigots, statist, and budding tyrants. Indeed, the state legislature just shoved a rash of anti-Second Amendment bills down our barrels. Now it will be a crime to buy guns with a “bullet button” for example. California has one of the worst business climates, with the highest taxes in the nation (including...
  • Head of Cleveland Police Union on Baton Rouge: Obama Has ‘Blood on His Hands’

    07/17/2016 6:20:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 17th, 2016 | Josh Feldman |
    The head of a Cleveland police union reacted to the shooting of multiple officers in Baton Rouge by going off on resident Obama and a media culture that helps boost anti-cop narratives. Detective Steve Loomis ... said that Obama has “validated the false narrative and the nonsense that Black Lives Matter and the media are pressing out there,” and he said the president has “blood on his hands” that he won’t be able to wash off.
  • LGBT history lessons heading for California classrooms

    07/14/2016 9:41:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 14, 2016 7:30 PM EDT | Lisa Leff
    In second grade, California students will learn about families with two moms or two dads. Two years later, while studying how immigrants have shaped the Golden State, they will hear how New York native Harvey Milk became a pioneering gay politician in San Francisco. The State Board of Education unanimously approved those changes in classroom instruction Thursday to comply with the nation’s first law requiring public schools to include prominent gay Americans and LGBT rights milestones in history classes. The updates are part of a broader overhaul of California’s history and social science curriculum. During four hours of public testimony,...
  • After school board ruling, new concerns about California’s LGBT education law

    07/16/2016 10:58:51 AM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 16 replies
    The Extract ^ | July 16, 2016
    Following the implementation of a first-of-its-kind law, California schools are now prepared to heavily inject history lessons with tales of gay activism. The law went into effect in 2012 and at the time of its passage made California the only state in the nation to regulate how LGBT figures are represented in public school curricula. Specific changes approved last week by the state education board include introducing and normalizing two-mother or two-father families to students as young as 7. In fourth grade, students will learn about outspoken gay L.A. politician Harvey Milk. The shoehorning of gay culture into existing history...
  • Dr. Sebastian Gorka on Jihad: ‘The Front Line Is When You Leave Your House in the Morning’

    07/16/2016 9:38:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 16 Jul 2016 | John Hayward
    Dr. Sebastian Gorka .. about the massacre in Nice, and the role terrorism plays in the Islamist drive for global supremacy... Islamists have been telegraphing mass-casualty attacks using vehicles as weapons for a very long time ... if people in the West would ever “wake up” to the ISIS caliphate’s determination to impose Islamic law on the entire world... Fox viewers understand it. The military that I have the honor of working with, and the FBI agents that I work with, they get it. That’s not the problem,” said Gorka. “The problem is the decision-makers, the people sitting in the...
  • Clinton meets with potential VP picks

    07/15/2016 4:54:31 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 64 replies
    WCVB.COM ^ | 15 JULY 2016 | CNN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) —Hillary Clinton met Friday with several high-profile potential vice presidential picks at her Washington, D.C., home, including Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro.
  • Trump rally attendees sue San Jose, Mayor Liccardo and police chief

    07/14/2016 4:08:12 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 07/14/16 | Ramona Giwargis
    Fourteen people who attended a Donald Trump rally in San Jose last month filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday against the city, mayor and police chief claiming city leaders failed to protect them from assaults by protesters as they left the event and violated their rights to free speech and peaceful assembly.
  • Using San Diego-made camera, Juno takes snapshot of Jupiter

    07/13/2016 1:43:49 AM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 12 July 2016 6:40pm | Gary Robbins
    The San Diego-made camera aboard the Juno spacecraft survived in good working order when the satellite went into orbit around the gas giant on July 4th. NASA on Tuesday released the first image taken by "JunoCam" since the satellite began its primary mission of studying Jupiter's physical and chemical composition. The two megapixel camera developed by Malin Space Science Systems was turned off for operational reasons shortly before Juno entered orbit. But NASA switched the camera back on on July 10th and took a low resolution image that shows half of Jupiter and three of its moons, Io, Europa and...
  • Mark Ruffalo Asks Obama to ‘Defund Police Departments’ (by using executive orders)

    07/12/2016 3:29:41 PM PDT · by drewh · 60 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12 Jul 2016 | Daniel Nusbaum
    Actor Mark Ruffalo has called on President Obama to sign an executive order divesting federal funds from “bad cops” and police departments in the wake of the shooting deaths of two African-American men and five Dallas police officers earlier this month. The 48-year-old Avengers star posted a link to a petition on his Twitter page on Monday. The petition linked to by the actor calls on Congress and the Obama administration to cut federal funding for police departments nationwide. “Congress and the Obama administration are spending millions of dollars every year giving grants to the same police departments that are...
  • Black Lives Matter Shuts Down the 405 Freeway in L.A.

    07/12/2016 7:35:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 11, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Protesters from the Black Lives Matter movement shut down the Interstate 405, the busiest highway in the United States, late Sunday evening.
  • FACT of the DAY.

    07/12/2016 5:30:46 AM PDT · by Phlap · 32 replies
    Refdesk ^ | 07/12/2016
    Throughout the United States, approximately 4 percent of the population self-identifies as gay, lesbian, or bisexual.
  • THE SHOOTER: Here's what is known about Micah Johnson, who police say was the Dallas sniper [Hassen]

    07/08/2016 8:17:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | July 8, 2016
    Johnson's Facebook page, confirmed by a federal law enforcement official, shows Johnson chose as his primary picture an image of himself raising a single fist in the air, a symbol associated with the Black Power movement of the 1960s. He also posted a similar image of a fist with the text, "Black Power." The profile also contains a picture of him and Richard Griffin, of the rap group Public Enemy — a point police noted in a statement about the case. "The suspect's Facebook account included the following names and information: Fahed Hassen, Richard GRIFFIN aka Professor Griff, GRIFFIN embraces...
  • CA: Poll: Would you Vote for Background Checks on Ammunition?

    07/10/2016 7:18:54 PM PDT · by marktwain · 55 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    An online poll is running in the San Diego Union Tribune in California.  It is currently at 39% for and 60% against.   This poll is a little different in that it is about ammunition instead of firearms.  It is a clear Second Amendment issue, so it will be interesting to see how it goes.Here is a link to the poll. Online polls measure intensity. They are not scientific in sampling.  They measure how many people feel strongly enough to answer an internet poll about a particular issue.  They measure intensity pretty well.  It is common to see Second Amendment...
  • Feel Safer: Easier to Get Parole, Harder to Buy Bullets

    07/10/2016 9:03:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 10, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    Gov. Jerry Brown and the Democratic Legislature have a unique plan to enhance public safety in California. They have reduced the state prison population from close to 150,000 in 2010 to 113,000 now by downgrading what crimes put an offender in prison. Now they are pushing a ballot measure that would enable repeat serious and violent offenders to qualify for early release -- to further reduce the state prison population. No worries, though, because they also are passing laws that make it harder or costlier for everyone to buy guns and ammunition. This month, Brown actually vetoed a bipartisan measure...
  • FBI investigating after cellphone video shows police fatally shooting unarmed (white) man in Fresno

    07/10/2016 7:22:03 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 29 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | July 7, 2016 | Veronica Rocha and Richard Winton
    Cellphone video showing Fresno police officers shooting an unarmed 19-year-old man lying on the ground at a gas station has sparked protests and prompted the FBI to launch an investigation. The shooting, which occurred last month but generated debate this week after the video was made public, is the latest in a series of police use-of-force incidents caught on tape. The video shows Dylan Noble lying on the ground on June 25 as two officers with their guns drawn stand feet away from him. As officers yell “Keep your hands up” and other commands, one shot is fired. Seconds later,...
  • State lawyer wants legislators’ addresses removed from pro-gun blog

    07/09/2016 11:23:56 PM PDT · by Mariner · 37 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | July 9th, 2016 | By Jeremy B. White
    <p>Warning of “a grave risk” to elected officials, the California Legislature’s legal arm has asked the blog platform WordPress to take down a post listing the addresses of lawmakers who supported gun control legislation.</p> <p>Gov. Jerry Brown on July 1 signed several gun control measures, fortifying California’s already strong gun restrictions over the objections of those who saw the bills eroding Second Amendment rights.</p>
  • Another Democrat Trashes Elie Wiesel: ‘Holocaust Whore’

    07/09/2016 10:10:24 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/8/16 | Joel B. Pollak
    Another prominent Democrat has trashed Elie Wiesel — the Holocaust survivor, author, and Nobel Peace laureate who died on Saturday. Dorothy Reik, president of the Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains and a member of the Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee, wrote an email quoting a reference to Wiesel as a “Holocaust whore” and adding: “I had met people who made their livings from the holocaust [sic] but never to the extent that Wiesel did.” Reik had been defending Max Blumenthal, the virulently anti-Israel writer and son of Hillary Clinton adviser Sid Blumenthal, who had tweeted: “Elie Wiesel...
  • David Brooks: ‘It Doesn’t Help’ That There’s ‘Basically One All-White Party’

    07/09/2016 2:29:56 PM PDT · by dennisw · 84 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9 Jul 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks argued that in the discussions after the shooting of police officers in Dallas, and the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, “it doesn’t help that we have an American political debate with basically one all-white party.” Brooks began by saying, “The question, to me, is, are we going to speak out in a way that is actual dialogue and conversation, or are we going to drift into tribal thinking? There’s been a lot of rancid overgeneralizations in our society, that all African men behind the wheel are dangerous, that...
  • Cops Shoot White Guy in Fresno; Nobody Pays Attention

    07/09/2016 2:08:57 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 23 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | July 7, 2016 | Hank Barrien
    Somehow, the shooting of an unarmed white man by police isn’t drawing any attention from the mainstream media. Unlike the shootings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, which have created yet another firestorm complete with accusations of police racism, the media is ignoring the death of Dylan Noble, a 19-year-old white man, on June 25. According to Fresno police, they responded to a report that a man was walking around with a rifle. Spotting a speeding truck, they tried to accost the driver, Noble. Instead, he fled and led the police on a half-mile chase. Noble finally entered a gas...
  • ‘Black Lives Matter’: March in L.A., Vandalism in Oakland

    07/08/2016 1:28:03 PM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Jul 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    "Black Lives Matter” protesters took to the streets across California on Thursday night — as related protests in Dallas turned tragic as snipers shot eleven police officers, killing four. The California protests were rowdy, but not deadly. In Oakland, demonstrators vandalized a police station and snarled traffic. The San Francisco Chronicle reports: About 2,000 angry protestors marched through downtown Oakland, blocking traffic on Interstate 880 and pouring red paint on the front door of an Oakland police station in solidarity with two black men fatally shot by police officers this week in Louisiana and Minnesota. Cars were backed up for...