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  • Police Contradict Terry McAuliffe’s Claim That Protesters Had Weapons ‘Stashed Around City’

    08/16/2017 5:41:00 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/16/17 | AWR Hawkins
    Virginia State Police on Tuesday contradicted Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s (D) claim that Charlottesville protesters had weapons “stashed around the city.” McAuliffe made the claim about stashed weapons during an interview on DeRay McKesson’s podcast Save the People. Twitter user @nycsouthpaw quoted McAuliffe using the podcast interview to describe protesters, saying, “They had battering rams and we had picked up different weapons that they had stashed around the city.” Yet the very next day–August 15–Virginia State Police countered McAuliffe’s narrative by denying that any weapons caches were discovered during sweeps of the city. Reason’s CJ Ciaramella tweeted: "I just got comment...
  • Emanuel brands Trump’s sanctuary city threat a ‘bit of a joke’

    03/29/2017 7:20:41 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday questioned the legality of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ threat to cut or “claw back” Justice Department money to “sanctuary” cities and called it “a bit of a joke” at a time when DOJ funding is being cut. “I find it a little ironic. They said they were gonna cut or withhold monies on public safety. Did you look at the president’s budget that he introduced? He actually cut the Justice Department. So this is kind of like, in my view, a bit of a joke in that sense,” the mayor said at an unrelated news...
  • Stoney Issues Immigration Directive(Richmond wants to be a sanctuary city)

    02/06/2017 3:44:57 PM PST · by central_va · 19 replies
    WRVA(ap) ^ | 2/6/17 | WRVA
    Stoney says the Richmond Police Department will maintain its policy of not asking residents it encounters about their immigration status.
  • Cincinnati Mayor: We Are Now a Sanctuary City

    01/31/2017 8:30:48 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/31/17 | JOHN BINDER
    The mayor of Cincinnati has declared his municipality to be a sanctuary city, which will now protect illegal aliens from federal immigration officers. Mayor John Cranley announced, alongside Muslim, Jewish and Christian religious leaders, that his city would “stand in solidarity with the immigrant community,” and declare itself a sanctuary city, despite the threat of losing federal funding under President Donald Trump’s administration. “This city stands with immigrants,” Cranley said during the live press conference. “This city stands with Muslims. This city stands with Syrian refugees yearning to break free.” “This city opposes executive orders to halt refugee resettlement and...
  • Here Are The World's 10 Least Affordable Cities Of 2017

    01/24/2017 11:30:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/24/2017
    <p>In recent months, we've spent a lot of time writing about the various housing bubbles all over the world with an emphasis on Vancouver, Sydney and Melbourne (see here, here and here).  Now, courtesy of the "13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey", we have a comprehensive comparison of just how bubbly some of the world's least affordable housing markets have become.</p>
  • PCC's board chair resigned in protest over 'sanctuary college' designation

    01/06/2017 10:14:45 AM PST · by goodnesswins · 8 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 1/4/17 | Andrew Theen
    The chairman of Portland Community College's board resigned from his elected position to protest what he called a political decision to classify the school a "sanctuary" for undocumented students. Gene Pitts, who represented eastern Washington County and Southwest Portland on the board, submitted his resignation letter before Christmas, school officials confirmed Wednesday. PCC, the state's largest post-secondary institution, had voted to adopt the sanctuary campus label at the urging of its student body, and with the support of first-year president Mark Mitsui.
  • Gurgaon: India's Private City

    12/15/2016 11:02:24 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 14 replies
    ReasonTV ^ | 12/15/2016
    Thirty years ago, Gurgaon barely existed. There were no high-rises. No kitschy shopping malls. No 27-hole Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses. Until six years ago, the metropolis of two million people didn't even have a municipal government. So how did Gurgaon become one of the world's fastest growing cities – India's third wealthiest – in three decades?
  • Swedish and Greek Archaeologists Discover Unknown City in Greece

    12/15/2016 1:52:25 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 16 replies
    University of Gothenburg ^ | December 12th, 2016 | University of Gothenburg
    Archaeologists from the University of Gothenburg have begun exploring a previously unknown ancient city at a village called Vlochós, five hours north of Athens. The archaeological remains are scattered on and around the Strongilovoúni hill on the great Thessalian plains and can be dated to several historical periods
  • How the Election Revealed the Divide Between City and Country

    11/17/2016 3:11:50 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 30 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 16, 2016 | Ronald Brownstein
    In 2000, Al Gore narrowly won the popular vote, but carried fewer than 700 counties. In 2012, President Obama squeezed even more advantage from the biggest places: He carried 86 of the nation’s 100 largest counties (including the District of Columbia), winning them by nearly 12 million votes combined. That allowed him to win comfortably, although he carried only about 600 of the remaining 3,000 counties, and lost them by nearly 7 million votes combined. This year, Hillary Clinton pushed that model just past the breaking point. Pending final results, she now leads in 88 of the nation’s 100 largest...
  • Donald J. Trump Remarks on Creating a New and Better Future for America’s Inner Cities

    08/16/2016 8:39:55 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 82 replies
    DonaldJTrump.com ^ | Aug 16, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    It’s so great to be here tonight. I am honored to also be joined this evening by Governor Scott Walker, Chairman Reince Priebus, and Mayor Rudy Giuliani. We are at a decisive moment in this election. Last week, I laid out my plan to bring jobs back to our country. Yesterday, I laid out my plan to defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism. Tonight, I am going to talk about how to make our communities safe again from crime and lawlessness. Let me begin by thanking the law enforcement officers here in this city, and across this country, for their service and...
  • Trump is right about violent crime: It’s on the rise in major cities.

    08/05/2016 9:25:53 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 7 replies
    <p>Last month, the conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch convened their political network to discuss a path forward. Top on the list was criminal-justice reform — a passion the Kochs share with President Obama.</p> <p>The strange bedfellows, Obama and the Kochs, argue that crime can be tackled even as punishments are reduced, but they are running headlong into Donald Trump’s counternarrative that crime is on the rise and “law and order” must be restored.</p>
  • Total Vanity-Has anyone ever been on a City Ethics Commission?

    07/14/2016 7:53:41 AM PDT · by cyclotic · 19 replies
    Personal | July 14, 2016 | Cyclotic
    I live in a small city (12,000 or so population) The Mayor has asked me to consider an appointment to the city Ethics Commission. He says they need people of good character and apparently he thinks I fit the bill. I've never done or considered anything like that. Outside of "Run, Run fast and far" does anyone have any advice or experience on such a commission?
  • City Attorney Calls Alleged Rape Victim a 'Crack and Heroin Whore'

    05/09/2016 7:36:51 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/6/2016 | Tom Gantert
    An email sent to a private citizen from the public account of the Grand Rapids city attorney referred to a developmentally disabled minor who was the victim of an alleged rape as a “crack and heroin whore.” The email was referencing a lawsuit filed by the girl’s parents against the city. City Attorney Catherine Mish wrote about the girl, “She wandered the streets of downtown Grand Rapids, acting as a prostitute in exchange for heroin, cocaine, alcohol and so forth. … The police finally found her after many days of her escapades in trading sex for drugs.” Mish wrote those...
  • Obama vows to veto sanctuary city crackdown

    10/20/2015 11:41:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/20/15 | Stephen Dinan
    The White House on Tuesday vowed to veto a bill designed to prevent sanctuary city deaths like the July killing of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco, saying the solution is to legalize illegal immigrants, not to force cities and counties to cooperate in deporting them. In a state of policy, the Office of Management and Budget said if Congress won’t pass a bill legalizing illegal immigrants, it should butt out and let President Obama carry out his own policies, which include narrowing the number of illegal immigrants he deems worthy of deporting. And he said trying to force local police...
  • Russia, Iran Begin "Promised" Assault On Syria's Largest City In Final Bid To Restore Assad

    10/16/2015 7:32:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/16/15 | Tyler Durden
    Earlier this week, we noted that Iran had reportedly sent “thousands” of troops to Syria in preparation for an offensive aimed at retaking the city of Aleppo. With a population of more than 2 million, Aleppo was Syria’s largest city prior to the war and it’s now run by a hodgepodge of rebels and militants including al-Qaeda, the Free Syrian Army, and ISIS. To get an idea of the effect the war has had on the city, have a look at the following before and after nighttime light emissions images: The battle is also notable for the scale of Iran’s...
  • LAPD Responds to Man With Gun in Studio City (Los Angeles)

    07/24/2015 4:17:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    cnbc los angeles ^ | 7/24/15 | Jason Kandel
    Officers are responding to a man with a gun call with possible shots fired in the area of Ventura Boulevard and Vantage Avenue in Studio City, according to Los Angeles police. Firefighters responded to a shooting call at 3:28 p.m. in the 12000 block of Ventura Boulevard. Further details were not immediately available. Shoppers in the area were evacuated from businesses. A long line of cars could be seen leaving a parking lot.
  • Sheriff: Hundreds watched ‘gang rape’ in Panama City Beach, did nothing

    04/13/2015 4:03:43 PM PDT · by chasio649 · 91 replies
    http://wgntv.com ^ | 4/13/15 | Tribune Media Wire
    BAY COUNTY, Fla. – Two college students are under arrest after police found cell phone video allegedly showing the gang rape of an intoxicated teen outside a popular Panama City Beach bar during spring break. Hundreds stood by in “broad, open daylight” as the 19-year-old woman, who appeared to be passed out on a chair behind the Spinnaker Beach Club, was sexually assaulted by one man after another, Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen told AL.com. Many watched, some recording with their phones — but no one tried to intervene, officials said.
  • It’s not red state vs blue state. It’s city vs country

    04/11/2015 12:31:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/11/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    As a resident of the upstate portion of New York (not the Big Apple) I have written frequently about the depressing, negative effects which liberal tax and spend policies combined with strangling regulatory burdens have had on the state, as well as the economic death spiral which has followed. Many of the complaints I hear from residents of the more rural, upstate region center on the unbalanced power held by New York City and the complete disconnect between the government and the more conservative, rural communities to the north and west. But even as a person studying and experiencing...
  • Texas Town Sees 61% Drop in Crime After Kicking Out Cops

    03/03/2015 4:10:41 AM PST · by Freeport · 37 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 03.03.2015 | N/A
    Rather than degenerate into a lawless land where criminals rule the streets, a Texas town that fired its entire police department has seen a 61% decrease is crime. In 2012, Sharpstown, a community of 66,000 located just southwest of Houston, declined to renew its contract with the constable’s office, essentially dismissing its cops. Instead, the Sharpstown Civic Association hired SEAL Security Solutions, a private firm, to patrol their streets. “Since we’ve been in there, an independent crime study that they’ve had done [indicates] we’ve reduced the crime by 61% in just 20 months," James Alexander, Director of Operations for SEAL,...
  • City fine gives John Kerry lesson in snow diplomacy

    01/30/2015 7:25:47 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 23 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/30/15 | Chris Cassidy, O’Ryan Johnson and Richard Weir
    Secretary of State John F. Kerry — now Boston’s most prominent shoveling scofflaw — returned home to his Louisburg Square manse last night, his sidewalk newly cleared just in time to avoid an international incident. Kerry is due to host the foreign ministers of Canada and Mexico in Boston today and tomorrow, he announced on his Twitter feed. “Glad to welcome FM @Baird & FS @JoseAM­eadeK up to #Boston on Fri. Hope they don’t mind a little snow. #GoodNeighbors,” 
@JohnKerry tweeted. But in a neighborhood where people were out diligently cleaning their sidewalks, Kerry’s remained untouched two days after the...