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  • Driver of Stolen SUV Leads Police on Pursuit at Port of L.A. Before Climbing Crane

    08/16/2017 8:10:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    ktla ^ | Cindy Von Quednow,
    Officials were in pursuit of the vehicle earlier, but lost it on the freeway. Torrance police officials later picked it up, but called off the pursuit and the SUV was then chased by Long Beach police, Im said. After driving erratically through lanes at the port, the man got out of the SUV and began climbing a crane at the West Basin Container Terminal, sometimes backwards. The man then broke a window and climbed into a hole in the crane then continued walking around, in an effort to avoid police. At times the man was sat on the crane and...
  • Protesters climb DC crane, call for resistance to Trump

    01/25/2017 12:49:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    fox25boston ^ | January 25, 2017 | BEN NUCKOLS, AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The morning after President Donald Trump issued orders to delay environmental rules and restart pipeline projects, Greenpeace protesters climbed a 270-foot construction crane blocks from the White House and unfurled a massive orange and yellow banner with the word, "RESIST." A spokesman for the environmental group, Travis Nichols, said the protesters are encouraging resistance to Trump and his agenda. A Greenpeace statement said the demonstration is "calling for those who want to resist Trump's attacks on environmental, social, economic, and educational justice to contribute to a better America." Police closed three city blocks to traffic around the...
  • Greenpeace protesters scaling crane at construction site in Washington D.C.

    01/25/2017 7:22:07 AM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 26 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Jan 25, 2017 | Jessica Schladbeck
    A Greenpeace spokesperson told Fox 5 the climbers are part of the non-governmental organization which strives to engage with the public on global environmental issues and that they intend to hang a banner from the crane that reads "Resist."
  • Georgia Runoff Third District 7/26/2016 Results Thread

    07/26/2016 4:14:27 PM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 13 replies
    Self | 7/26/2016 | Self
    Georgia Runoff Third District 7/26/2016 Results Thread Mike Crane versus Drew Ferguson for the Boehner ally Lynn Westmoreland seat (Georgia 3rd). Anyone know a good place to get an up to date count?
  • Crane Calls for Special Session to Override Governor’s Veto (Georgia)

    03/28/2016 10:39:51 AM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 28 replies
    Mike Crane for Congress website ^ | 3/28/2016 | State Sen. Mike Crane
    Crane Calls for Special Session to Override Governor’s Veto March 28, 2016 “Today, we saw exactly why our government needs committed conservatives who never stop fighting to protect the Constitution. The announcement by Governor Deal is another example of how the political class is bought and paid for by corporations and lobbyists. Rather than standing up and protecting the 1st Amendment, the political class would rather sacrifice those rights to keep the money flowing. It is fair to note, that Governor Deal voted in favor of the Federal RFRA when in Congress. A RFRA that is far stronger than what...
  • Jeff Sessions Weighs In on ICE vs. Rubio: Chris Crane Is an American Hero

    02/20/2016 1:00:35 PM PST · by MLL · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/20/2016 | Julia Hahn
    On Friday Breitbart News published an exclusive interview with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Council President Chris Crane. In the interview, Crane details how "law enforcement was treated like absolute trash" by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and the Gang of Eight, who "saw law enforcement as the enemy." Crane, who is himself an ICE officer of 13 years, was also a U.S. Marine and is a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, as well as a lifetime member of the the American Legion. In response to Crane's interview, Marco Rubio appeared on Fox News and denounced Crane and...
  • Construction crane collapses in lower Manhattan, killing at least one person

    02/05/2016 6:40:07 AM PST · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    Daily news MSN ^ | February 5, 2016
    One person was killed and another was critically injured when a construction crane tumbled onto a Tribeca street Friday morning, officials said. The crane fell on a row of parked cars when it toppled over on Worth St. near Church St. about 8:30 a.m. as heavy snow fell onto the city. One person died at the scene, officials. A second person was trapped inside a vehicle and was freed by responding firefighters.
  • At least 52 dead in crane accident in Mecca's Grand Mosque - Saudi civil defence

    09/11/2015 10:03:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 55 replies
    It said nearly 30 people were injured as well. The Muslim annual Haj pilgrimage is due later this month.
  • Brave bird fights off double tiger attack to emerge victorious at China zoo

    05/21/2015 8:12:24 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 15 replies
    itv ^ | 20 May 2015
    In a bird-vs-tiger death match, the winner might seem obvious - but one courageous crane managed to fight off his attackers after accidentally getting trapped in the big cat enclosure at a zoo in China. The red-crowned crane was blown into the tiger garden by a sudden, strong wind during a public display at the Fuyang Wildlife Park in Zhejiang Province. Two of the resident cats immediately took an interest in the possibility of an afternoon snack, and began chasing the bird down. Not to be defeated, however, the crane squared up to the predators and began chasing them instead....
  • Former Illinois congressman Phil Crane dies

    11/09/2014 9:22:10 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 9, 2014 | By Katherine Skiba, Tribune reporter and not Steelers6
    "His accomplishments, and his lifelong pursuit of conservative principles, will have a lasting effect for generations to come: from his work on the Ways and Means Committee and the Republican Study Committee, to his work founding the Heritage Foundation and leading the American Conservative Union. He fought for lower taxes, a simplified tax code, free-market principles, and free trade."
  • Former Illinois congressman Phil Crane dies

    11/09/2014 3:20:03 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 9, 2014 | Katherine Skiba
    Longtime Illinois Congressman Phillip Crane, a northwest suburban Republican who championed conservative principles and once ran for president, died Saturday in Maryland, according to family.. Crane, who suffered from congestive heart failure and lung cancer, died of respiratory failure in a daughter's home in Jefferson, Md., according to another daughter, Catherine Hott, of Berryville, Va.
  • ICE Union head calls for congressional investigations into administration’s ICE policies [AUDIO]

    09/02/2013 10:06:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 2, 2013 | Caroline May
    the head of the union representing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents called on Congress to investigate the administration’s immigration policies. “With regard to our government in general, I mean right now, that’s our problem with our immigration system,” National ICE Council President Chris Crane said. “[The problem] is not our immigration system, it’s our government, and it’s the ability of a president of the United States to ignore the laws enacted by Congress.” “And it doesn’t matter what type of legislation we pass, until we address that problem, we will never have an immigration system that works,” he...
  • Sources: Crane Operator In Building Collapse Had Pot, Painkiller In His System

    06/07/2013 1:39:32 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 48 replies
    CBSPhilly ^ | 6/7/2013 | Walt Hunter
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Sources tell CBS 3 that blood tests on the crane operator involved with Wednesday’s deadly building collapse in Center City detected the presence of a prescription painkiller and marijuana. The blood, along with urine, was taken from 42-year-old Sean Benschop at the hospital approximately two hours after the collapse at 22nd and Market Streets, which killed six people and injured 13. (See Related Story) Sources say investigators also noticed that Benschop, who has a history of 11 prior arrests, including a conviction for possession and dealing drugs, was speaking in what police considered an unusually slow, quiet...
  • 6-year old brings Quarter-sized toy gun on bus, threatened with detention and suspension

    05/29/2013 4:09:51 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 5-29-2013 | William A. Jacobson
    My wife screamed “sick in the head” when we saw this on the local news tonight.We’ve previously covered the gun-shaped breakfast pastry and a pencil pointed like a gun.Now this:A Palmer, Massachusetts, 6-year old faced dentionand suspension, and was forced to write an apology letter for bringing a GI Joe Lego toy gun the size of a Quarter onto a school bus:[Video]Via WHDH ABC: A plastic LEGO-sized gun caused a disturbance on a Old Mill Pond Elementary School bus Friday morning.Mieke Crane is the mother of the 6-year-old kindergarten student who brought the gun on the bus.“I think they over-reacted...
  • ICE Agent Suing Obama: 'Mr. President, You've Overstepped Your Boundaries'

    05/07/2013 6:36:30 AM PDT · by montag813 · 13 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-07-2013 | John Hill
    ICE Agent Crane to Obama: "Mr. President, you've overstepped your boundaries. It's your job to enforce the law, it's Congress' job to enact the law."- Last week, ICE union chief Chris Crane won a stunning initial court victory in his lawsuit against the Obama Administration. As we reported, Federal Judge Federal Judge Reed O’Connor told the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that they had no power to refuse to deport illegal aliens, and that he was likely to strike down Obama’s virtual “DACA” amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. The ruling stunned Washington, and Crane’s lawsuit could derail Obama’s four-year...
  • Disgusted ICE Agent Faces Down ‘Gang of Eight’ in Dramatic Senate Testimony (Video)

    04/27/2013 10:01:13 AM PDT · by montag813 · 43 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-27-2013 | John Hill
    “Never before have I seen such contempt for law enforcement officers as what I’ve seen from the Gang of Eight” - Chris Crane, ICE Agent union president.- Last week, ICE union chief Chris Crane won a stunning initial court victory in his lawsuit against the Obama Administration. As we reported, Federal Judge Federal Judge Reed O’Connor told the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that they had no power to refuse to deport illegal aliens, and that he was likely to strike down Obama's virtual "DACA" amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. The ruling stunned Washington, and Crane's lawsuit could derail...
  • Judge Sides With ICE Agents: Says Obama Admin. Can't Refuse to Deport Illegal Aliens

    04/24/2013 8:20:21 PM PDT · by montag813 · 25 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-25-2013 | John Hill
    Above: ICE Union President Chris Crane, who filed the lawsuit against DHS.- In a stunning order, a federal judge Wednesday said that the Obama administration is likely violating the law by telling immigration agents and officers not to arrest illegal aliens they deem "low priority", in a lawsuit brought by ICE agents that could derail Obama’s plan to undermine immigration enforcement nationwide.Federal Judge Reed O'Connor said in a court order Tuesday that Congress, not the president, sets priority for arresting illegal immigrants, and said the law requires them to be put in deportation proceedings.“The court finds that DHS does not...
  • Helicopter Crashes Into Crane In London

    01/16/2013 12:56:14 AM PST · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    A helicopter has crashed into a crane in Vauxhall, south London, plummeting into the ground. The crash involved two cars and an unknown number of people, London Fire Service said. Sky sources said one person was aboard the aircraft, which is believed to be an Augusta 109.
  • Crane Collapses From Building Under Construction In Midtown

    10/29/2012 1:17:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    CBS New York ^ | October 29,2012
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The FDNY is at a high-rise under construction in Midtown where a crane has collapsed. The call came in around 2:30 p.m. Monday at the building on West 57th Street. The top of the crane, about 75-stories up, could be seen dangling down from the luxury building. WATCH LIVE: CBS 2 | LISTEN NOW: 1010 WINS | WCBS 880 All residents of buildings on West 57th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues have been ordered to move to lower floors. All others have been told to avoid the area. There is no falling debris, but the...
  • Putin Might Hang Glide With Cranes

    09/05/2012 10:04:46 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 27 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | September, 5 2012
    President Vladimir Putin might go hang gliding with a flock of Siberian cranes as part of an event aimed at preserving the endangered species "The pilot's role is that of the flock's leader," said Yury Markin, head of the Oka State Biosphere Nature Reserve in the Ryazan region. "They show the flight route [to the cranes]." If Putin decides to glide with the cranes, he will wear a white coat and an artificial beak so that the birds can recognize him as one of their own, Markin said, Russian News Service radio reported. He added that such suits had...